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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.

UN Photo/Loey Felipe left to right: Keynote Speaker Michelle Yeoh, USG Liu Zhenmin (DESA), UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák, ECOSOC President Marie Chatardová, USG Catherine Pollard (DGACM) and UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake at the opening of the Ministerial segment of 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

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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