The United Nations calls for urgent efforts to strengthen climate action
The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, called for urgent efforts to enhance climate action, protect biodiversity, promote sustainable food systems, and ensure decent jobs and social protection.
According to the UN Information Centre, the Deputy Secretary-General is visiting Brazil at the invitation of the government, where she will engage with senior government officials, UN staff and civil society on the country’s role in accelerating action to achieve the 2030 Agenda and climate commitments.
The Deputy Secretary-General convened a meeting with Brazilian officials in Brasilia, noting that Brazil, as the next chair of the G20, can inspire collective global action towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
And she stressed the need to work towards advocating the plan to stimulate sustainable development goals, reform multilateral development banks and international financial institutions, and ensure that developing countries have a strong voice at the decision-making table.
The Deputy Secretary-General highlighted the challenges facing the Latin American region, which has suffered greatly from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to increased poverty and economic conflicts.
She cautioned that women in the region have been disproportionately affected, especially women who work in the informal economy.
Amina Mohammed indicated that there has been no progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and that more than 50 percent of these goals have shown weak or insufficient progress, while 30 percent of them have stopped or reversed – including the critical goals related to poverty and hunger alleviation. and mitigate the effects of climate change.
And “Mohamed” stressed the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit, which is scheduled to be held next September in New York.
She urged leaders to come to the United Nations General Assembly and the Sustainable Development Goals Summit in September ready to contribute to a plan to save people and the planet. “This means coming up with concrete national commitments and action plans to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.”
Amina Mohamed called on Brazil to share its efforts in implementing the 2030 Agenda locally, the challenges it faces, and the experiences it can share with others.