World leaders agree to take immediate measures to achieve the 2030 Agenda

The text, approved during the opening session of the event and the high-level week of the General Assembly, agrees to unlock more and better financing for developing countries in response to global crises.

The United Nations described the document as critical and action-oriented, recognizing the collective commitment to building a sustainable, inclusive and prosperous world by 2030.

The Declaration recognizes that without a quantum leap in investments to enable energy, food and digital transformations, as well as education and robust social protection in developing countries, the Goals will simply not be achieved.

The document, approved by all member states, calls for immediate actions proposed by Secretary-General António Guterres, such as a massive increase in financing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by up to $500 billion every year.

Moreover, it expresses strong support from all countries for the necessary reform of the international financial architecture for a better global economy.

The text reinforces the United Nations’ push to achieve the 2030 Agenda, in the middle of its implementation phase when, according to Guterres, the Sustainable Development Goals are at risk.

The same organization warned of increasing poverty for tens of millions of people since 2020, while more than 110 million were forcibly displaced during that period.

Inequalities have worsened, shocking for women and girls, as many governments are forced to choose between paying off debt or investing in healthcare and education.

The United Nations has warned that the climate emergency is wreaking havoc on lives and livelihoods, a context in which developing countries and the most vulnerable people are the most affected.

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