Oxfam statement in response to President Obama’s speech at the Sustainable

The United Nations has agreed to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a massive drive to defeat proverty, inequality, climate change and a number of pertinent issues that are rampant worldwide.

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Speaking at a United Nations summit of world leaders on a new set of 15-year development goals, Mahama said Africa has a lot of natural resources which the world can tap into, adding the continent can be more than a producer of basic goods that others refine.

The UN Development Group (UNDG), which unites the UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in global development, pledged its collaboration with all Member States, rolling out a common approach to eliminate bottlenecks, provide new direction and the necessary coordination.

The adoption of the goals is far from a rubber-stamp event, said Amina Mohammed, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning.

Kenya co-chaired the inter-governmental process that led to the formulation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

“If it is handled only by the Health Ministry, it will not run smoothly, because this program is cross-sectoral in nature”, said Kalla.

It is now time to shape the new global cooperation paradigm and implement the commitments contained therein.

“A joint secretariat is a new way of organizing public participation in the implementation of the SDGs”, Mickael said. Today’s links will bring you up to speed with the achievements of the SDGs forbears, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and what makes the SDGs different. “They need to give it full attention and they should think about their own children”.

“We have a unique opportunity to work on a global agenda that unites us as a planet and a community of nations”.

China will continue to increase investment in the least developed countries, aiming to increase its total to United States dollars 12 billion by 2030″, the Chinese president stated. The new goals are closely linked with the summit.

The United Nations on Friday set a goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030, an effort that the global body says could require up to $5 trillion a year.

“The 2030 Agenda compels us to look beyond national boundaries and short-term interests and act in solidarity for the long-term”. We all know which countries do the most damage to the environment thus causing climate change.

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“We must recognise that unless states and democratic systems of government can acquire, retain, or recover the capacity to harness development and growth for the benefit of their citizens, the legitimacy of democracy itself will come into question”.

The Secretary General addresses the High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly