The Ministerial Meetings on the Sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum was launched in the Presence of the UN Secretary-General and Ministers from All Over the World
“No country is on track to achieve gender equality.” The UN Secretary-General
“The General Assembly should stand firmly against the States supporting terrorism, threatening peace and hindering the implementation of Goal 16 and 2030 Agenda.” Okeil
Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights participated in the opening session of the Economic and Social Council High-level Meeting of the Political-Ministerial Sector on the sidelines of the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The session began with enthusiastic speeches delivered by five young people from different nationalities representing the regions of the world who spoke about the most important developmental problems that could have a far-reaching impact on the future. The President of the Economic and Social Council Inga Rhonda King presided over the session. The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered a speech in which he praised civil society leaders who have helped achieve the 2030 Agenda so far; urged governments to exert more effort, particularly in the areas of extreme poverty, inequality and unemployment; and expressed his concern about the inability of any country in the world to achieve gender equality by 2030. At the end of his speech, the Secretary-General stated that justice, which is the heart of sustainable development, is still denied to many.
Ayman Okeil, President of Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights, North African Coordinator of the NGO Major Group and a member of the African Union’s Social, Economic and Cultural Council, stressed the need for greater international efforts to implement Goal 16 in all countries, particularly in the States of conflict of Africa and the Middle East. As well as to stand firmly against all the States supporting terrorism, threatening peace and hindering the implementation of Goal 16, stressing the close relationship between achieving security, peace and justice by implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is a message to the ministers present to the importance of giving Goal 16 special priority to enable the regions to implement the 17 Goals by 2030.
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