Guterres for Asia Pacific to accomplish 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said Asia-Pacific region can lead from the front for accomplishment of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In a video message to the opening session of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, he said this region is an engine of global growth, trade and investment and the creation of jobs all over the world.
The UN chief said profound transformation is underway, driven by technological innovation and the challenge is to ensure that this transformation is for the better and takes everyone in the Asia-Pacific region with it.
Executive Secretary of the Commission and former State Bank Governor, Shamshad Akhtar said collectively we have an opportunity to shape policies to reduce inequality, exploit frontier technologies and strengthen multilateralism for the benefit of all citizens across Asia and the Pacific.