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UN Resident Coordinator Shombi Sharp lauds India’s G-20 Presidency for highlighting number of Sustainable Development Goals

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New Delhi: United Nations Resident Coordinator Shombi Sharp has lauded India’s G-20 Presidency for highlighting a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He was addressing the Joint Valedictory Session of the 57th Capacity Building Programme of the Civil Servants of Bangladesh and Arunachal Pradesh in New Delhi. The UN Resident Coordinator said, in fact India’s G-20 Presidency has become SDG-20 Presidency as India is raising a strong voice to close financial gaps.

Mr. Sharp pointed out that after a long gap, four emerging economies like Indonesia, India, Brazil and South Africa will be holding the G-20 Presidency in a consequent manner to raise the issues of developing countries and to become the Voice of the Global South. He said, India’s G-20 leadership will be followed by SDG Summit in New York after two weeks in September this year.

Mr. Sharp said that the United Nations also supports India’s Green Transition, as it has committed for net-zero carbon by 2070. He said, Digital Transformation, Low Carbon Economic Model and Women led Governance with Gender Equality and Women Empowerment are some of the key highlights of India’s High Growth Model.

On the occasion, Director General of National Centre for Good Governance Bharat Lal pointed out that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is undergoing a major transformation in ensuring public service delivery and improving quality of life of citizens.

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