New York: The United Nations said in a report published on Tuesday that the world's governments are showing lack of ambition to pursue 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs), especially in reducing inequality and dealing with climate change. . According to the news agency Efe, the findings were presented on the inauguration of United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which brings together nearly 2,000 participants from around the world to evaluate progress towards meeting 17 SDGs. , Which was determined by 2015 of 193 member countries of the world body.
Liu Zenmin, head of the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs, said that time is taking time to take effective action on climate change. He said, "The challenges highlighted in this report are global problems, for which a global solution is needed. As soon as the problems are interconnected, the problems of poverty, inequality, climate change and other global challenges are also interconnected. . "
However, some progress has been noted in the report, which includes a low level of extreme poverty, extended vaccination, better access to electricity and a reduction of mortality in children under 5 and under 49 percent. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement, "It is clear that in order to achieve our 2030 goals, achieving the necessary social and economic changes requires a much deeper, faster and more ambitious response."
Guterres said, "The natural environment is deteriorating at a dangerous rate, sea level is rising, sea acidification is accelerating, the record for the past four years is hot, 10 lakhs of plant species and extinction of animal species There is danger and land erosion is uncontrollable. " Liu said that climate change has remained the biggest obstacle to our shared prosperity because bad weather affects agriculture.
The United Nations document states that 75 percent of the children who are suffering from physical development live in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. It has been said in the report that steps to tackle climate change can also help in reducing poverty and inequality.
In that regard, Liu said that deforestation can be overcome by moving toward renewable, non-polluting sources of energy. Just as permanent agriculture can reduce both hunger and need, because about 80 percent of the people living in extreme poverty live in rural areas.