Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24 Trend: Azerbaijan has mobilized all forces to fulfill the tasks set by the Sustainable Development Goals, the Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the National Coordinating Council on Sustainable Development Ali Ahmadov said. He made the remarks Oct. 24 at a meeting with the President of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Inga Rhonda King. The deputy prime minister noted that King’s participation in the Baku Forum, organized on the theme of expanding regional and international cooperation, would contribute to the relations between Azerbaijan and the UN. The deputy prime minister expressed hope for further successful development of relations between Azerbaijan and the UN, stressed that Azerbaijan successfully implemented the concept of radical renewal, reformation of the economy in order to fulfill the tasks of the Sustainable Development Goals and to improve the standard of living of the population. Ahmadov stressed that the … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan mobilizes all forces to fulfill tasks set in Sustainable Development Goals
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21 Trend: The national seminar on "The role of sustainable agriculture and food industry in achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan" will be held in Baku on September 24 in order to improve the capabilities for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in the country. The aim of the seminar is to analyze multilateral and multi-purpose links between agriculture and Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan. The seminar is aimed at state (ministries, state agencies and committees) and non-state (civil society, private sector) institutions engaged in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan, especially in the fields of agriculture, food industry, forestry and fisheries. The three "acceleration platforms" have been defined for Azerbaijan in the MAPS (Merger, Acceleration and Policy Support) report: inclusive labor market, promotion of green growth, delivery of developed public and social services. The agriculture … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan to host national seminar on support to “Sustainable Development Goals”
For ten days in July, global delegates met at the United Nations in New York to discuss their progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, and the news was not all good. The SDGs – targets laid down in 2015 to raise millions out of poverty and help put the world on a sustainable track to global health – are lofty, and for some nations, proving difficult. For the first time in a decade, the number of people undernourished has increased – up by 38 million people to 815 million worldwide. Young people remain three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. Access to water is improving, but basic sanitation remains off track. Since 2015, 250 million more people in Africa have access to clean fuels for cooking. But according to Rajesh Mirchandani, Chief Communications Officer at the United Nations Foundation, there are still positive stories of change. And in order to meet the SDGs' ambitious goals, innovation is key. Sometimes that means taking a new … [Read more...] about Global Goalscast: Who’s making progress on their development goals?
YEREVAN, JULY 18, ARMENPRESS. First deputy prime minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in New York on a working visit, visited the UN headquarters where he participated in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals, the government told Armenpress. The first deputy PM introduced Armenia’s national voluntary report on the sidelines of the Forum on July 17. In particular, he presented the recent political changes in Armenia, reaffirmed Armenia’s commitments to reach the sustainable development goals which are reflected in the report. During the Q&A session, representatives of Greece, Belarus, Lebanon, Azerbaijan and civil society addressed questions to Ararat Mirzoyan. On the sidelines of his working visit, first deputy PM Mirzoyan met with founder and chairman of the COAF Garo Armen. During the meeting they discussed the new cooperation opportunities after the revolution. They also touched upon the activity of the smart center constructed … [Read more...] about Armenia’s first deputy PM participates in High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals in New York
YEREVAN, APRIL 6, ARMENPRESS. Armenia has already achieved one of the goals of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Particularly, maternal mortality rate has significantly droped, ARMENPRESS reports World Bank's Program Leader for the South Caucasus, Europe and Central Asia Region (ECA) Lire Ersado told the reporters. “We are happy for our small contribution to Armenia’s achievements. Key reforms have been implemented in the sphere of primary health care. There are also opportunities to raise the quality of services. Armenia has already achieved one of the Sustainable Development Goals, which is the decline of mortality rate and particularly maternal mortality, which is comparable with the rates of developed countries”, Ersado said. The World Bank official also talked about other achievements of Armenia, as well as about gaps and challenges observed in the system. Lire Ersado particularly pointed out that needy people receive state-funded … [Read more...] about Armenia has already achieved one of Sustainable Development Goals – WB official