As part of the Kingdom’s commitment to realize the UN Agenda
2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Saudi delegation is
participating at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) held on Tuesday, July 7th.
The forum aims to accelerate the progress towards achieving
the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Due to the unprecedented circumstances caused
by the Covid-19 pandemic the forum will be held virtually.
Led by H.E. Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, Minister of
Finance and Acting Minister of Economy and Planning, the Saudi official
delegation to HLPF included representatives of the government, the private
sector, and non-government organizations.
Under the theme of "Accelerated action and
transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for
sustainable development ". The forum began its opening sessions by
stressing on the importance of reflecting on the Covid-19 crisis and discussed
ways to building back better towards more sustainable, resilient and stronger societies.
The forum will launch the annual report on the collective efforts and progress made
towards realizing the SDGs.
Due to the unprecedented circumstances that the world is
facing and given the Kingdom’s leadership role at the regional and
international platforms and in conjunction with its G20 presidency, Saudi
Arabia is committed to global efforts in addressing the international stressing
challenges and ways to accelerate the decade of action to realize the UN 2030
Agenda and the SDGs.
The Kingdom is keen to actively engage by highlighting the
efforts made in tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the initiatives
made to support different sectors in facing the outcomes of coronavirus
The Saudi Delegation will exhibit the progress of the
national programs and initiatives will be exhibited at the forum including a
highlight on the recently developed SDG
Roadmap in Saudi Arabia in the efforts of taking transformative actions to
achieve the SDGs.
It’s worth mentioning that the UN 2030 Agenda and the 17
Sustainable Development Goals were globally adopted in 2015 by the UN state
members in the efforts of tackling the worlds stressing economic, social and