UN General Assembly endorses world leaders' declaration on sustainable development

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-16 02:40:56|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday endorsed the political declaration on sustainable development adopted by world leaders during this year's General Debate.

In the political declaration adopted at a high-level political forum on sustainable development on Sept. 24-25, world leaders called for a decade of "ambitious action" to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

They pledged to mobilize financing, enhance national implementation and strengthen institutions to achieve the SDGs and leave no one behind.

In the declaration, UN member states resolve, between now and 2030, "to end poverty and hunger everywhere; to combat inequalities within and among countries; to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies; to respect, protect and fulfil human rights and achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls; and to ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources."

"We also remain resolved to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all, taking into account different levels of national development and capacities," reads the declaration.

World leaders also committed themselves to inclusive and equitable quality education, universal health coverage and quality health care, food security and improved nutrition, safe drinking water and sanitation, affordable, reliable and sustainable energy and quality and resilient infrastructure for all.