President Nicolás Maduro reaffirms commitment to the 2030 Agenda in the Financing for Development Debate

The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as cooperation based on solidarity, were some of the topics to be discussed this Tuesday at the telematic meeting of Heads of States and Government Financing for Development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.

The High-level meeting, organized within the framework of the 75th Period of Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), served, among other things, for the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, to reflect on the importance of specifying and coordinating efforts to finance the sustainable development of peoples.

The national president asked -to immediately- debate within the United Nations a financing formula for the countries affected by the unilateral coercive measures, “without leaving anyone behind; it must be much more than a slogan of our 2030 Agenda, it is an urgent call for survival, not only of humanity”, he declared.

President Maduro ended his speech by ratifying the commitment of the Bolivarian Government to advance in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, incorporating the United Nations system so that it becomes a reality in the country.

What is the Heads of State meeting ‘Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and beyond?

The High-Level Meeting on’Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and beyond emerged as an initiative of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres and the Prime Ministers of Jamaica and Canada, to seek a way out of the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus establish a roadmap for recovery, protecting the planet, promoting equality and the well-being of all people.

Among its purposes is to address critical issues around the social and economic, but also, the presentation of “ambitious policies” to address short-term recovery, and mobilize the necessary resources to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda and create a long-term resilient global financial system.

It should be noted that the meeting this Tuesday took place after the ministers of economy and finance of the 193 member states of the UN formed discussion groups -months ago- to address critical issues around the economic recovery with the imperative of a better rebuilding along some post-COVID-19 restructuring policy options to be presented to world leaders.

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