New York, SANA- Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78), Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh, stressed that the devastating impact of unilateral coercive measures on the development process in the targeted countries must be recognized.
The 2030 Agenda should be implemented, not replaced, and based on that, Syria confirms that it does not accept anything less than what has been achieved in that agenda, including recognition of the devastating impact of unilateral coercive measures on the development process in the targeted countries,” Sabbagh said on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly during the preparatory ministerial meeting of the Summit of the Future due to be held in 2024.
In turn, United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres indicated that that the Summit of the Future constitutes an opportunity to rebuild confidence and accelerate the achievement of sustainable development goals.
Guterres welcomed reaching an international consensus to define goals of the Future Summit to include five main pillars, including sustainable development, financing development, international peace and security, science, technology, innovation, digital cooperation, youth, and future generations, transforming global governance.
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