bee A message At the annual session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Secretary General Antonio Guterres Stress 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development As a model for a solid recovery, leaving no one behind.
“It starts with universal health insurance, social protection and decent work.”
The UN Secretary-General also called for “peace with nature” and increased efforts to address the climate crisis, including investments in renewable energy, sustainable food systems and nature-based solutions. .
For the future, stimulus packages cannot be based on outdated and unsustainable business models. He added that investments to rebuild the economy should focus on comprehensive and sustainable development that puts people and the planet first.
The subject of the session
a necklace In a hypothetical setting from April 26-29, countries attending the 77th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific will discuss how regional cooperation can help countries.Rebuild betterFrom the epidemic.
Also on agenda The impact of the epidemic on the least developed and landlocked developing countries of the region and the small islands, including equitable vaccine distribution and financial assistance initiatives, debt relief and suspension debt service.
The committee also discusses The state of implementation of sustainable development In the region amid the epidemic and its social and economic consequences, many countries in successive waves of Coronavirus Infections.
Established in 1947, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific is the largest of the five United Nations regional committees – both in terms of geographic coverage and population – and its membership spans the island nation from Kiribati to the Pacific Ocean in the east. , Turkey to the west and Russia to the north. , For New Zealand in the south. ESCAP members also include France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Main recovery areas
Define the priorities necessary to align recovery with Agenda 2030Armida Salsa Ali El Gabbana, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, ring Countries should integrate health risk management into their social and economic strategies and extend their social protection policies to all segments of society, especially those working in the informal sectors, people with disabilities and the elderly.
She also underscored the need for sustainable financing, with an emphasis on investing in resilient economies, and on strengthening regional trade and transport connectivity to better withstand shocks and disruptions.
In addition, countries must ensure this Covid-19 Ms. Ali Al Jabbana said the recovery was strong, clean and green.
“It’s time for governments to take a climate-friendly and environmentally friendly approach Paris Agreement. “Let us urgently invest in renewable energies, an energy efficient production system, green infrastructure and ecosystem restoration,” she added.