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Clashes and insecurity remain ‘major bottlenecks’ to achieving EL global goals

To this end, the UN system can help countries identify opportunities to promote early recovery, reconstruction, and stabilization; enable them to realize the SDGs; and increase resilience against future shocks that could jeopardize the global goals.  

‘Bottlenecks’ to the goals  

“This vicious cycle must be broken if we want to build and sustain peace. And as the Agenda 2030 itself suggests, this would require the whole United Nations system to work jointly and support the Member States’ efforts in a coordinated and coherent manner”, this individual said.   At the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Growth in July, several post-conflict and crisis-affected countries underscored the centrality of serenity and security as a prerequisite to reaching the growth goals, or SDGs.   Click here to watch the meeting in the entirety.   Convened by the Economic plus Social Council ( ECOSOC ) as well as the Peace Building Commission (PBC) participants set out to promote higher international coherence and resilience in support of communities living in conflict-affected States.  

Enhanced interventions  

The deliberations are also geared toward the 2023 SDG Summit as well as the New Agenda for Peacefulness leading up to it, as well as the planned 2024 Summit of the Future .     Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, countries within or recovering from conflict had been “gravely off track” through achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).     “United initiatives on humanitarian, development plus peace objectives can play a critical role to reduce dangers and build resilience, offering much greater positive effect for the affected communities”, mentioned Ms. Stoeva.     As UN agencies, funds and programmes discussed how they are enhancing cooperation and coordination, ECOSOC President Lachezara Stoeva, maintained the need to “further strengthen our efforts to assist countries within addressing root causes of crises and ensuring long-term environmentally friendly development”.  

Break ‘vicious cycle’  

“In countries with protracted conflicts, grave insecurity plus weak institutional capacity remain major bottlenecks to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda ”, the lady continued, adding that a few dealing with the impacts associated with climate change have additional led to “resource scarcity, common displacement, and food shortages”.     That enhanced cooperation over humanitarian, development and peace surgery, leads to better results, was the solid message that resonated throughout the ECOSOC Operational Activities Section in May, as well as the Humanitarian Matters Segment and ECOSOC Transition Meeting.   He explained that ongoing conflicts and other threat multipliers such as climate change, are jeopardizing the realisation of the SDGs, while a lack of progress towards the goals are usually fuelling discontent and exacerbating conflict, violence and instability.   PBC seat Muhammad Abdul Muhith, managed that peace and growth are “both ends and means in themselves”.    


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