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January 13, 2021

Pakistan leads in adopting SDG agenda: UN report

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January 13, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has taken lead in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), becoming one of the first countries in the world to take up their pledge to transform lives and protect the planet, according to a report of United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for Pakistan.

It says the United Nations is committed to work with the Pakistan government with a grassroots level approach reaching people of Pakistan and making a lasting contribution to national development priorities.

It also reaffirms its goal to take forward the principle of “leaving no one behind” and to improve the living conditions of all the people in the country, especially the most vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged factions of society.

Keeping in view the emerging scale of Pakistan’s economic growth, the report has termed it inclusive that benefits all people. “The economic growth of the country owing to its trajectory has the potential to ensure social development equitable; where women and men, boys and girls, and transgender individuals could fulfill their potential with dignity and equality of opportunity.”

The report states that with the government’s targeted and all inclusive policies all people would have access to quality services, where natural and cultural resources are safeguarded.

“Moreover, with a sustainable development and rising economic growth good governance is supreme to be ensured in the country along with rule of law and where development is not just about today, but also about meeting the needs of future generations.”