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Envoy highlights Iran’s efforts to achieve sustainable development despite economic terrorism

Envoy highlights Iran's efforts to achieve sustainable development despite economic terrorism
Envoy highlights Iran’s efforts to achieve sustainable development despite economic        terrorism

 

First Counselor of the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Ali Hajilari said despite economic terrorism imposed on Iran, the country still continues efforts to achieve sustainable development.

 

“With this introduction, allow me to elaborate a little on the situation of my country in terms of sustainable development. Despite all these unjust and illegal pressures and sanctions.

 

The Islamic Republic of Iran has continued its efforts to achieve sustainable development and as a result of these tireless efforts we have been able to rank 56thamong 166 countries in the Sustainable Development Goals Index, according to the “Sustainable Development Report 2020”.

 

Hajilari said in a statement addressing the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session.

 

He said: “The year 2020 is a turning point in our journey towards development.

 

It marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the start of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development.

 

At the same time, we are facing a catastrophic devastating global challenge namely COVID-19, which threatens the life and livelihood of all people on earth in an unprecedented manner.

 

In a way that decades of development achievements have been reversed.

 

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