Leaders insisted war in Ukraine had not distracted them from sustainable development goalsWestern leaders have gone on a charm offensive on the opening day of the UN general assembly as they were forced to defend their record in meeting the organisation’s sustainable development goals (SDGs), and insist that the war in Ukraine had not distracted them from this commitment to end global inequality.At a special summit in New York amounting to a halfway stocktake on progress towards meeting the goals by the target date of 2030, all sides acknowledged there was little chance that the ambitious set of commitments set in 2015, including ending extreme poverty and safeguarding the environment, will be met on schedule. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/18/un-summit-sees-western-leaders-defend-slow-progress-to-end-global-inequality
Author : Patrick Wintour in New York
Publish date : 2023-09-18 21:20:34
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