The world was off track in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, even before the COVID-19 crisis erupted, but can get back on course by increasing investment in public services, showing solidarity on financing, and “reshaping” how people work, learn, live and consume. “The 2030 Agenda remains our shared roadmap to achieve the future we want”, said Mona Juul, President of the Economic and Social Council, which hosted the two-week Forum. She highlighted the importance of creating integrated food systems to drive inclusive growth, agriculture, sustainability, and achieve zero hunger. Recovering better also meansprotecting the planet, she said, by addressing climate change and the “alarming” rate of biodiversity loss, land and forest degradation.
By UN News. July 16, 2020.