Bundestag deputy: "I hope other countries will follow the example of Azerbaijan"
Deputy of the German parliament, co-chairman of the inter-parliamentary group “Germany - South Caucasus”, Helin Evrim Sommer, noted that Azerbaijan remains the only state in the South Caucasus, which, for the second year in a row, has submitted its national report on sustainable development to the UN on a voluntary basis. “I hope that other states will follow its example!”, Sommer wrote on her Twitter page.
On July 15, second voluntary national report of the Republic of Azerbaijan was successfully presented at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, organized at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York. It was positively assessed by the participating countries, as well as representatives of the UN and other international organizations.
According to Azertac agency, the second national report of Azerbaijan, presented on the 4th goal (Quality education), 8th goal (Decent work and economic growth), 10th goal (Reducing the level of inequality), 13th goal (Fighting Climate Change) and 16th goal (Peaceful, Equitable, and Effective Institutions), prepared by the Ministry of Economy with participation of local experts and working groups, took the data provided by relevant government agencies into account.
During the summit on sustainable development of the UN member states, held in September of 2015, Azerbaijan joined the global Sustainable Development Goalsfor 2016-2030s. In order to coordinate implementation of tasks assigned to state bodies in connection with obligations associated with the Goals, the National Presidential Council on Sustainable Development of the Azerbaijani Republic was created by corresponding decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Currently, Azerbaijan is one of the first countries in the region and in the CIS that submitted the second report.