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Egypt Exerts Efforts to Accelerate 2030 Agenda Implementation

Sun 01 May 2022 | 07:25 PM
Ahmed Emam

The Egyptian government is working hard to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and meet its development commitments, according to the Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said.

El-said made this statement during the seventh edition of the Forum on Financing for Development (FfD) held in New York on April 25-28.

In her recorded remark at the UN conference, she highlighted a range of files including the issues regarding financing development and the applicable investment required to achieve these SDGs, affirming the importance of soft development funds for climate action, financing sustainable infrastructure, and expanding the private sector’s participation.

"Egypt is looking forward to the genuine implementation of renewable energy, clean transportation, and sustainable education programs," she noted.

Like many United Nations Member States, Egypt has adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda)—a shared blueprint for partnership, peace, and prosperity for all people and the planet, now and into the future.

Egypt's 2030 Agenda focuses on the commitment to leave no one behind. At the heart of this ambitious agenda lie the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to address today’s social, economic, and environmental challenges.

These global goals recognize that ending poverty must go hand in hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth—all while tackling climate change and working to protect and preserve the environment.

To accelerate progress on the SDGs, Egypt is currently launching and leading the development of a comprehensive national strategy (the national strategy) for the 2030 Agenda, also known as "Egypt vision 2030" through engagement with global and domestic partners and stakeholders.