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Iran ceases realization of UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

14 June 2017 [14:45] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

Iran has stopped implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, IRIB news agency reported on June 14.

The decision was made by the Supreme National Security Council despite government’s efforts to persuade critics to vote for implementing the agenda.

Over the past week President Hassan Rouhani was being given a rough time by conservatives over his cooperation with the UN under the agenda.

Conservatives in Iran say the implementation of the agenda is betrayal of Iran’s Islamic codes and will “demoralize” the education system.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The strategic plan focuses on key areas including poverty alleviation, democratic governance and peacebuilding, climate change and disaster risk, and economic inequality. UNDP provides support to governments to integrate the SDGs into their national development plans and policies.


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