Speaking on behalf of GTAC, David Scowsill, president of the World Travel & Tourism Council said: “Tourism is a sector which collectively contributes almost ten per cent of the world’s GDP and one in eleven of all jobs on the planet”.
“World leaders sitting there, look up because the future generation is raising their voice”, Ms. Yousafzai, who was shot in 2012 by the Taliban for attending classes, told hundreds of senior government officials in a stirring address delivered from the highest mezzanine of the General Assembly Hall. “The SDG Compass provides critical guidance for companies to understand their responsibilities and opportunities linked to each of the global goals, ultimately to drive growth and innovation for the good of people and our planet”.
“An global debate will define the type of financial model we need to overcome neoliberalism and its disposable consumer society”, said the Venezuelan President.
Critics say they are too broad, lack accountability and will lead to disenchantment among those in the world most in need of hope. We will increase our support for inclusive and sustainable development by up to 50% from 2017 to around $20 billion a year.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said: “In giving effect to the new agenda, we can share lessons from our own experience”.
Kenya co-chaired the inter-governmental process that led to the formulation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The 193 member countries of the United Nations have unanimously adopted a landmark set of development goals that are meant to galvanise and guide the world’s efforts to eradicate poverty, end hunger and address climate change by 2030.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly Summit to Adopt Post-2015 Development Agenda, he said: “We are relieved that the agenda is in line with economic, social and environmental dimensions of our National Vision 2030, which includes the basic pillars of sustainable development, particularly security, health, education, culture, and sports”.
“If you want to go from applause to action, you have to add another step: accountability”, said David Miliband, CEO of the global Rescue Committee, in remarks at a Unicef event last week before the summit. It would be important that the developed countries raise their Official Development Assistance (ODA ) to 0.7 of Gross National Income (GNI) and many countries are still far from that.
It is for this reason that ISODEC said through the Action/ 2015 banner had a dialogue with the media on the SDGs, to help monitor their implementation and progress.
The advocate’s first visit to the United Nations was on 12 July, 2013, which coincided with her 16th birthday.