Saudi Arabia reaffirms its commitment to achieve UNSDGs during G20 meeting

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Saudi Arabia has underlined the Kingdom’s steadfast commitment to renewing global cooperation and achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Minister of Economy and Planning, Mr. Faisal bin Fadhil Alibrahim said that the G20 Development Ministers’ Meeting was an opportunity to work more closely together and put forward concrete actions to support developing countries and foster inclusive, resilient, socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable recovery efforts and, as the world’s fastest-growing economy, the Kingdom is proud to renew and reaffirm its commitment towards achieving these goals.

Faisal bin Fadhil Alibrahim
Faisal bin Fadhil Alibrahim
Minister of Economy & Planning
Saudi Arabia

“International cooperation is a key priority for the Kingdom, and we remain more committed than ever to work closely with our international partners to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. To do this, we must restore faith in the multilateral framework. We are fully aligned with the G20 Ministerial vision statement’s claim that multilateralism is not an option but a necessity if we want to create a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable world.”

Saudi Arabia has already taken steps to accelerate its path toward achieving the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Rapid and decisive measures taken by the Kingdom’s agile government have enabled the country to limit the impact of COVID-19 on the economy which set the foundation for today’s robust growth.

In June, the Ministry of Economy and Planning and the United Nations resident Coordinator’s Office in Riyadh signed the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.

The 17 UNSDGs align with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, which provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

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