Friday, 11 August 2017

Ending Poverty and Other Problems

In September 2015, 193 countries including India committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as detailed in the United Nations resolution, ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. There are 17 SDGs, which have 169 targets to be achieved by 2030. The SDG 1 is to “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”; SDG 2 is to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”; and SDG 5 is to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” The SDGs facilitate the development action for greater human wellbeing. 

India presented a report on Voluntary National Review on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in the country to the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the United Nations on 19th July 2017. The India Voluntary National Review report focused on SDG 1 (End poverty in all its forms everywhere); SDG 2 (End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture); SDG 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages); SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls); SDG 9 (Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation), SDG 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development) and SDG 17 (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development). 

This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Planning and Minister of State for Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today (August 10, 2017). 


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