HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Updated: Aug 8, 2018
Progress has been made, but 'not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs': UN ECOSOC President. Dr. Dominic Dixon, Executive Director of UNADAP was invited for the High-level Forum.
Speaking at the opening of the major ministerial meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) as well as the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC President, Marie Chatardová, cited progress that, at first glimpse, looked positive.
She pointed to extreme poverty, saying that even at one-third of the 1990 value, it was still imprisoning 10.9 per cent of world’s population. Moreover, while 71 per cent have access to electricity - a 10 per cent jump - a billion people still remain in the dark.
“There is progress, but generally not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs by 2030,” Ms. Chatardová said.
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