Wellington, 20 July 2022 (TDI): New Zealand gave its message on SDG 2030 at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.
“Never before the sustainable development goals been more relevant, as our resilience, globally, as a country and individually, is tested. Together, we now have eight years to achieve this ambitious agenda- It is now time for action and implementation”
They mentioned that the SDG 2030 Agenda is a transformational approach. New Zealand is searching for opportunities to reform systems at the national level in order to support and maintain this transformation.
New Zealand is tightly bound to the Pacific region both geographically and culturally. In order to help the Pacific region achieve its resilience challenges and realize its intergenerational objectives, the country is working together with other regional countries.
— NZ at the UN (@NZUN) July 19, 2022
New Zealand has experienced the effects of climate change in its region. Therefore it understands the need of helping its neighbors in the Pacific who are most affected by climate change.
SDG 4: Quality Education
New Zealand is dedicated to a better global education system. It will help at the global, regional, and national levels to achieve the SDG4 targets.
The world also requires effective, equitable public education systems that offer all students access to learning opportunities and explore their potential.
SDG 5: Gender Equality
With gender equality, women empowerment promotes better development results for all people and creates stronger, more prosperous nations
New Zealand is promoting the advancement of all women. Also, it is proud to promote gender equality through its National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence.
SDG 14: Life below Water
The ocean is essential to the economics, ways of life, cultures, and well-being of New Zealand and the rest of the Pacific area. New Zealand is working hard to accomplish SDG 14.
Also, the year 2022 is very crucial for addressing marine pollution and safeguarding biodiversity.
SDG 15: Life on Land
The sustainability of the earth and the well-being of humans depend on biodiversity. The international community also desperately needs to safeguard and preserve nature and the vital services it provides to us.
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
The report mentioned that global progress toward sustainable development is a priority for New Zealand. As a Pacific nation, it will also assist the regional allies in achieving the SDGs.
In conclusion, governments cannot complete the SDGs on their own. They must appreciate the dedication and viewpoints of many people and organizations. Therefore the world must work together toward the 2030 Agenda for a more sustainable future.