asd

Dubai Expo 2020 helps to achieve SDGs, UN official says

On Monday, prominent international leaders praised the World of Expo and claimed that the Sustainable Development Goals could be achieved.

Dubai is currently hosting Expo 2020 between October 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. Meanwhile, on Monday, prominent international leaders praised the World of Expo and claimed that the Sustainable Development Goals could be achieved.

Maher Naseer, commissioner-general of the UN at Expo, said that the expansion of Expo 2020 from a desert to a meeting destination of over 250 nationalities from different backgrounds is indeed proof that the goals can be achieved to witness a change in the world. Naseer further said, “I can surely say that we can do it!”

Advertisement

He continued to explain why the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), for the first time in history, decided to move out the Global Goals Week from New York and approached Expo 2020 Dubai. He was quoted saying, “Currently, World Expo is the most premier event, across the globe, amid the Covid-19 pandemic as a total of 10 million people and world leaders, from 192 countries, come here. Therefore, we have decided to opt for Expo 2020 to organise the Global Goals week out of New York”.

He further emphasised that the nations should come together to achieve the SGDs by 2030 in the “second decade of action.” He added that it is time to join hands and work towards “revamping the health care and social systems and better economic stimulus”.

As the Covid-19 threat was looming over, Nasser said that it is impossible to meet the SDGs 2030. He said that “We were not on track to eradicate poverty and hunger, achieve gender equality or any other SDGs.”

The week’s highlights were elaborated by the senior vice-president of Communications at Expo, Sconaid McGeachin. She said that world leaders like Reem Al Hashimy (UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General, Expo 2020), Mohammed Al Najjar (Minister of Water and Irrigation from Jordan), Bill Gates and Richard Curtis would participate in the event.

She further claimed that some prominent world leaders Amina Mohammed (Deputy Secretary-General, UN), Sanda Ojiambo (COO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact), and Jerome Forster II (White House Advisor), will mark their presence virtually.

The world leaders have been focusing on sustainable development goals as, for this time, the main idea behind Expo 2020 is ‘sustainability’.

Advertisement
Tariq Saeed

Read More

Abu Dhabi’s International Book Fair to host over 1100 publishers from 80 nations

This year, Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's (ADIBF) 31st edition will host over 1100 publishers from around 80 nations, as announced by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC).

Turkey’s President addresses 10th Summit of the Organisation of Turkic States

Astana: On Friday, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, addressed the 10th summit of the Organisation of Turkic states.

Dubai leads vision of UAE to get Food Security

Agriculture accounts for the single largest source of food supplies worldwide. However, creating a secure food future continues to be a daunting task, acknowledge Dubai.

Recent

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Dubai teen to become region’s first pupil to perform solo

A teenager residing in Dubai will become the region's only and first student to perform solo during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dubai Police warns motorists regarding overspeeding ahead of Iftar

Dubai Police has issued a warning for motorists to slow down and be more careful during driving in the lead-up to Iftar, i.e. the sunset time to end the fast. Today is the 10th day of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting.

Dubai Court Grapples with Privacy Rights in Apple AirTag Tracking Dispute

The ex-wife, a 41-year-old Belarusian national, admitted to possessing an AirTag for the purpose of tracking pets but vehemently denied any knowledge of its insertion within the teddy bear
admin