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16 Oct 2018

India to partner with developing countries to achieve SDGs

India, along with developing countries, to achieve SDGs

India will continue to partner fellow developing countries in a spirit of South-South cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi said at the United Nations.

Kanimozhi is part of a delegation of Indian Members of Parliament who are currently on a visit to the UN to participate in various sessions of the six committees of the UN General Assembly.

In context

India, along with developing countries, to achieve SDGs

SDGs

India active in finalizing Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, says Kanimozhi

"India had actively engaged with the finalization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our ongoing national efforts to pursue an inclusive and sustainable development are in close sync with the global agenda," Kanimozhi said Monday.

Kanimozhi Karunanidhi was speaking at a session on Sustainable Development at the General Assembly's Second Committee, that deals with economic and financial issues.

South-South cooperation

Sustainable Development should address aspirations of poor, stressed DMK MP

Continuing on SDGs, Kanimozhi said, "India will continue its strong efforts towards the sustainable development of our people and also partner fellow developing countries in a spirit of South-South cooperation to achieve the SDGs."

She stressed sustainable development has to address the hopes and aspirations of the millions below the poverty line and has to keep the poor and the marginalized at its center.

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India's action and experience have global implications

"We're conscious that India's actions and experience, with one-sixth of the world's population governed in a democratic setup and being consistently among the fastest growing large economies, have global implications and therefore attract interest. India is pursuing development partnerships with fellow developing countries," Kanimozhi said.

NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog to measure annual improvements on various parameters

NITI Aayog, the nodal agency in India for overseeing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, will measure the annual improvements on the parameters of health, education and water management. It will monitor local level development and provide incentives to the provinces appropriately.

Another index has been prepared to rank provinces based on their performance on the SDGs, said Kanimozhi.

Index prepared to rank provinces on schemes of 38 Ministries

The other index, which has been prepared to rank provinces, ranks them on 82 schemes of 38 central ministries, using 75 indicators to capture SDG targets, bringing competition to perform better.

Climate change

India welcomes Secretary-General's initiative for climate change: Kanimozhi

Kanimozhi said India supports Secretary General's comprehensive reform proposals of UN Development System.

"We call upon the traditional donors to step up their voluntary contributions for timely operationalization of the Reinvigorated Resident Coordinator System," she added.

Noting that sustainable development has to address climate change through adaptation measures, she said India welcomes the initiative of the Secretary-General to renew the focus on climate action.

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