Outlining early actions and evolving plans to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders called for tangible climate action, the eradication of poverty and bolstered development financing as the General Assembly convened a high-level thematic debate on the Agenda's implementation today.

Development and the climate agenda were mutually reinforcing and one could not be achieved without the other, said Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, speaking on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Describing the 2030 Agenda as a blueprint to build a future enshrining the responsibility to focus on the world's most vulnerable, he noted that it required the adoption of a new, inclusive plan as “nobody in today's world can grow in isolation”.

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Source: eTurbo News