New York (UNA-OIC) – The General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted the declaration of the commemoration of the UN’s 75th anniversary, by which the Member States renewed their commitment to leaving no one behind and to work in the next 10 years to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In the declaration, the Heads of State and Government vow to leave no one behind, protect the planet, promote peace and prevent conflicts, abide by international law and ensure justice, place women and girls at the center, build trust, improve digital cooperation, upgrade the United Nations, ensure sustainable financing, boost partnerships, listen to and work with youth.
The declaration calls for immediately curbing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving sustainable consumption and production patterns in line with the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.
The declaration stressed that the commemoration is taking place as the coronavirus pandemic reverberates, not only causing death and serious illness but “global economic recession, increased poverty, anxiety and fear”.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us in the most powerful way that we are closely interconnected and only as strong as our weakest link,” it said.
Only by working together can the pandemic end and “only together can we build resilience against future pandemics and other global challenges,” the declaration noted, adding that “Multilateralism is not an option but a necessity as we build back better for a more equal, more resilient and more sustainable world.”