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Zambia urges for solid collaboration to implement 2030 Agenda

ZAMBIA has informed the UN that international collaboration and partnerships are important.

are crucial for the nation to regain momentum toward achieving the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the 2023 Partnership Forum of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Counselor Economics Mr. Oscar Sichimba said that multi-stakeholder engagements, including those of young people, civil society, academia, the UN systems, and other non-state actors, were necessary for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

Mr. Sichimba remarked that developing countries continue to face significant difficulties in raising funds for development. However, he argued that the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and achievement depended heavily on developing strong connections with the United Nations structures, development partners, and international financial institutions.

Partnerships for infrastructure development, information and communication technologies, technology transfer, and capacity building, according to Mr. Sichimba, are crucial for promoting economic progress.

“Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels” was the theme of the partnership forum.

In order to discuss creative initiatives that are promoting action on the SDGs and to highlight the contributions that partnerships can make in this regard, it brought together Member States, the UN system, and stakeholders from civil society, the private sector, scientists, women, youth, local governments, and many other groups.

The Forum is a crucial chance for all stakeholders to voice their opinions and offer policy suggestions for the SDG Summit, which will take place in September during the high-level week of the 78th General Assembly session.

Namatama Njekwa, the first secretary for press and public relations of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations, said as much in a news release.


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