Venezuela participates in the Summit of Sustainable Development Goals at the UN

As a representative of Venezuela, the Vice-minister for Multilateral Issues of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Alexander Yánez, participated in the installation of the first Summit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York City.

The event framed in the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations and headed by its president, Tijjani Muhammad, seeks to accelerate the 17 objectives adopted by the UN member states in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

In 2015, world leaders approved this road map with a view to establishing a new development model that will put an end to extreme poverty, fight against inequality, injustice and address climate change.

“World leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to put the world on the path of inclusive, sustainable and resilient development”, said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on that occasion.

In this sense, the strategies to be developed to accelerate this process must go hand in hand with the economic growth of each country and cannot affect the human rights of the population.

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