Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka attended the opening of the United Nations General Assembly's high-level meeting on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York, marking a significant milestone as the world assesses progress at the mid-point of the SDGs.
In a remark, Rabuka highlighted that Fiji recognises the urgency of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
He says the country have made significant strides in various areas, but also acknowledges the work that lies ahead.
Rabuka says the government’s commitment to putting people first is not just a slogan; it is a guiding principle in our national development agenda. The SDG Summit, held annually at the UN General Assembly, is a pivotal event for global leaders to evaluate the implementation of the SDGs, which encompass a broad range of critical issues, from poverty eradication and environmental sustainability to healthcare access and education.
This year's summit is especially significant as it represents a comprehensive year-in-review of SDG progress worldwide.
Rabuka's presence at the summit underscores Fiji's unwavering commitment to the SDGs and its dedication to ensuring that no one is left behind in their pursuit and his participation at the summit will shed light on Fiji's experiences, strategies, and innovative solutions in the context of sustainable development.
His participation will also reaffirm Fiji's commitment to being a proactive player in the global effort to create a better and more sustainable world and his insights will contribute to the global dialogue on how nations can accelerate progress towards achieving the SDGs while adapting to their specific circumstances.
Rabuka is expected to highlight Fiji's successes, share challenges, and present initiatives aimed at building a more sustainable and equitable future for all Fijians.
Fiji's focus on data-driven decision-making, environmental conservation, and social inclusivity will be integral to the discussions.
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