Jordan committed to 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Yahia Kisbi Minister of Public Works and Housing
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Minister of Public Works and Housing Yahia Kisbi, said Jordan has committed to implementing the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development since it was launched in 2015 in accordance with national priorities and with the participation of civil society organizations and the private sector, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Kisbi made his remarks as he took part, via video conference, in the 2022 High-level Political Forum, 8th meeting at the UN headquarters in New York.

Addressing the forum via video conference that convened under the theme, “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “, Kisbi said that Jordan had put a road map in place to raise awareness of the importance of working on sustainable development goals and merging them with development programs and national plans.

Kisbi stressed that a wide range of sustainable development goals were achieved, including combating poverty and starvation, uplifting living citizens’ living conditions by providing good education and health services in parallel with necessary procedures to protect the environment and providing clean energy and water.

The minister spoke about the huge burdens imposed on Jordan’s infrastructure due to the conflicts in the Middle East and a large number of refugees.

Commenting on the water sector, Kisbi said that He stressed the efforts made to strengthen water and wastewater treatment systems to confront the sudden population increase that exceeded 30 percent in some serviced areas, noting that the challenge of water loss and the challenge of financial deficit considering limited financial resources are still among the most prominent challenges.

In the health sector, the minister said that the is key sector has suffered before the COVID-19 pandemic since the sector and its cadres have borne the brunt of facing the virus.

On the women empowerment issue, Kisbi said that the Kingdom has made noticeable steps in this sphere through the launch of the 2020-2025 National Strategy for Women, in addition to Jordan’s role in hosting Syrian refugees on behalf of the international community and providing health care and vaccinations for this vulnerable group on an equal basis with citizens.

On economic reforms, he stressed that the reforms adopted by Jordan and aligned with the priorities of the sustainable development agenda have contributed to supporting entrepreneurship, encouraging small and medium enterprises, and enhancing good governance.

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