The Moroccan Head of Government, Saad Eddine Othmani, called on stakeholders to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.
Rabat – Addressing the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, held on September 25 in New York, El Othmani stressed the importance of providing African countries with adequate support.
The Head of Government highlighted Morocco’s willingness and commitment to share its expertise in sustainable development with other African nations.
El Othmani emphasized that achieving the SDGs very much depends on the commitment and solidarity of all actors.
The SDGs provide a blueprint for solving social, economic, environmental, and governance challenges worldwide. Ultimately, the SDGs aim for “a better and more sustainable future for all.”
El Othmani also noted that Morocco took a significant step in coordinating joint international efforts by adopting the SDGs, also known as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in 2015.
Speaking of the limited achievements to date by some African countries, El Othmani called for a new collaborative vision for through 2030 to accelerate the agenda’s implementation.
In this regard, he indicated that Morocco has recently implemented major reforms.
El Othmani mentioned examples of Morocco’s progress. The National Strategy for Sustainable Development aligns with the SDGs, and the third phase of the National Initiative for Human Development began in 2018.
He also cited the Renewable Energy Program, which aims to source 52% of Morocco’s power generation capacity from renewables by 2030.
El Othmani concluded by noting that King Mohammed VI called for the renewal of the national development model with the aim of “promoting progress and development, investing in human capital, and reducing social and spatial disparities.”