RIYADH: Next week, representatives from over 100 nations will assemble in New York to examine the progress that has been made toward the Sustainable Development Goals. A Saudi delegation consisting of top ministers, government officials, and business executives will participate in the United Nations High-level Political Forum during that time.
The summit will be place from the 10th through the 19th of July, and the main topics of discussion will be how to speed up recovery from the coronavirus sickness and how to effectively execute the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to eliminate all forms of poverty.
According to its website, it will explore practical policy guidelines for the full implementation of the 2030 agenda and the SDGs at all levels, as well as discuss effective recovery measures to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the SDGs. Additionally, it will consider effective recovery measures to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the SDGs.
The Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning, Faisal Alibrahim, will serve as the group’s leader. The delegation will be comprised of members from 22 government bodies, private sector enterprises, and nonprofit organizations.
At the event, Saudi Arabia will, as stated in a press statement, present its second Voluntary National Review report on the steps it has taken to fulfill its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The VNR is a system that was developed by the United Nations to allow nations to voluntarily report on their progress toward implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It is anticipated that at the VNR, countries would share their experiences, including their accomplishments, problems, and lessons gained, in an effort to expedite the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
In addition, the Saudi delegation will comprise Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Minister of Energy; Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture; and Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Minister of Tourism.
Panel discussions and displays of different Saudi institutions, such as the Public Investment Fund, the Saudi Arabian Oil Co., the Saudi Basic Industries Corp., and NEOM, are scheduled to take place during the event, which was first held in 2015.
Since 2018, representatives from the Kingdom have taken part in the event. It will discuss its experiences and successes in sustainable development, including the numerous steps it takes to attain its goal of reaching net-zero emissions by the year 2060.
Achieving sustainability is a key agenda item in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 aspirations, as the Kingdom seeks to expand its domestic generating capacity from renewable energy to 50 percent by the end of this decade. In order to accomplish this goal, sustainability must be achieved.