As India assumes the presidency of the G20, the world counts on it to mobilise credible actions to ship on the 2030 Development Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated on Saturday.
In his message to a particular ‘India@75’ occasion on ‘Showcasing the India-UN Partnership in Action’, the UN chief underlined that as house to the biggest youth era in historical past, India can be decisive within the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Looking ahead, India, home to the largest youth generation in history will be decisive in the success of the Sustainable Development Goals, and reiterating Prime Minister Modi – as you reform the world transforms,” Guterres stated.
The occasion right here was organised by the Government of India and the United Nations to spotlight India’s partnership with the UN, its South-South Cooperation, its improvement journey and achievements within the seventy fifth 12 months of its independence.
It was held on the margins of the high-level UN General Assembly session and attended by dignitaries from the UN together with President of the 77th session of UN General Assembly Csaba Korosi, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.
Mohammed, whereas delivering Guterres’ message on the occasion, stated that as India assumes the presidency of the G20, “we count on you to mobilise credible actions to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, Addis Ababa agreement and the Paris Agreement.” Guterres stated in his message that over the past 75 years India has achieved exceptional progress in equitable and sustainable improvement, lifting over 270 million folks out of maximum poverty and rising to turn out to be the world’s fifth largest economic system. He stated all sectors of society have been positively impacted, together with well being, schooling, meals safety and local weather change.
Guterres stated the world is quick approaching the midpoint of the time obtainable to achieve the SDGs.
“Yet we must be honest that our assessment progress is in peril. Even the most fundamental goals on poverty, hunger and education are going in reverse and we can see consequences everywhere from the escalating climate chaos and humanitarian emergencies to rising inequalities and injustices,” he stated.
The UN chief gave a clarion name to the world to alter course and added that the 2030 Agenda for improvement stays “our compass to guide us” to a extra peaceable, affluent future that leaves nobody behind.
“We need to act together in solidarity with greater ambition, and urgency, and we need to act in partnership across governments, civil society, the private sector and from the global to the local levels,” he stated.
He famous that rooted in a shared perception and multilateral options, the India-UN SDG partnership is a “powerful example” of cooperation that “we can move forward.” Mohammed, in her private remarks, stated that India has impressed, by its numerous society, energised by its youthful inhabitants, its sturdy democracy and girls in peacekeeping.
She stated the large and rising potential to remodel the world, the size and tempo of progress charts a path for others to comply with.
“Transformations and food systems, sustainable energy, connectivity and health are going to be the key opportunities for deepening the partnership. The current crisis we have, be it the recovery from COVID or the climate crisis, or the impacts from the Ukraine war, what we have is never been more endowed and able to face those crises together,” she stated.
An idea observe shared forward of the occasion stated that as a founding member of the United Nations, India strongly helps the needs and rules of the UN.
India’s deepening engagement with the United Nations relies on its steadfast dedication to multilateralism and dialogue as the important thing for reaching shared targets and addressing widespread challenges.
The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is the first-ever single-country South-South cooperation initiative on the UN.
Launched in June 2017, this USD 150 million Fund helps South-owned and South-led demand-driven sustainable improvement initiatives with a deal with LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS.
The devoted facility is managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). In the final 5 years, the Fund has collected a portfolio of 66 initiatives in 51 international locations.
From supporting a challenge to prepare a Convention Centre in Palau to host Ocean Conference, to rehabilitating hospitals in Antigua & Barbuda and Guyana, to constructing a college in Dominica, an Information Technology Centre of Excellence in Papua New Guinea to creating the capability of girls to stem desertification within the Kanem and Lake Chad areas, this Fund is immediately impacting the lives of communities throughout the creating world.
An vital facet of India’s management in local weather motion is changing home motion into a world collaboration.
India helps guarantee ‘entry to reasonably priced, dependable, sustainable and fashionable vitality for all’ by means of its initiatives like International Solar Alliance (ISA), which was fashioned at CoP21 in 2015 in Paris.
Over the years, ISA has helped guarantee vitality safety and sustainable livelihoods by offering poor communities in creating international locations entry to pure, financial, human, and social capital.
ISA was accorded multilateral treaty standing by the UN in December 2017, and now has over 100 members.
At CoP26 in 2021, India and the UK introduced the One Sun One World One Grid initiative, the primary worldwide community of world interconnected solar energy grids which is able to mix large-scale solar energy stations, wind farms and grids with rooftop photo voltaic and group grids in direction of a dependable, resilient and reasonably priced provide of fresh vitality.
India can be the founder member of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) which is a partnership of nationwide governments, UN businesses and programmes that goal to advertise the speedy improvement of resilient infrastructure to answer the Sustainable Development Goals’ imperatives of increasing common entry to fundamental companies, enabling prosperity and respectable work.
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