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Fiji participates in symposium on sustainable development

Fiji yesterday shared its position on the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at a symposium hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea in collaboration
26 Oct 2018 11:00
Fiji participates in symposium on sustainable development

Fiji yesterday shared its position on the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at a symposium hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea in collaboration with the United Nations De­partment of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in Incheon, Korea.

The Fijian Delegation to the symposium is led by Meleti Bainimarama in his capacity as the Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development, National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services.

 

The symposium was attended by nearly 200 participants from 51 developing coun­tries from around the world.

Mr Bainimarama, while delivering his ad­dress, highlighted initiatives undertaken by the Fijian Government that are aligned to the SDGs such as the National Develop­ment Plan, Green Climate Funded Projects, the Environment and Climate Adapta­tion Levy (ECAL) and at a Global level the Oceans Pathway Partnership.

Furthermore, he added that Fiji is cur­rently in the process of compiling its Vol­untary National Review (VNR) of the SDGs and hopes to have this presented at the high level political forum in New York in July, 2019.

This VNR would show the great progress in the provision of services in many sectors including education, health and infrastruc­ture to name a few.

The principle of leaving no one behind forms the core of the SDGs thus the achieve­ment of the SDGs mandate must ensure the adoption of an inclusive growth approach.

Welfare policies and programmes that in­clude health system, education system and social protection programmes will further contribute to ensuring that no one is left behind.

The forum was being held from Wednes­day until today.

Source: DEPTFO News



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