Rahmon urges to help countries facing challenges in transition to sustainable development

09/08/2016 13:30
Payrav Chorshanbiyev
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DUSHANBE, August 9, 2016, Asia-Plus – Inaugurating the High-Level International Symposium on SDG 6 and Targets Ensuring that No One Is Left Behind in Access to Water and Sanitation in Dushanbe, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon noted today that the Forum provides a good opportunity to discuss the ways and methods of overcoming challenges, related to implementation of the global development agenda by focusing on water related goals.

In his statement, Tajik president, in particular, pointed to the necessity of incorporating the SDG 6 into the national sustainable development strategy of countries as a core component by taking into account the specific features of each country.

“For Tajikistan, which has scarce land resources, rational and effective use of water resources is of fundamental importance to enhance socio-economic sustainable development, particularly, to reduce poverty, ensure food and energy security, as well as develop the industry and agriculture, said Rahmon.  “Therefore, the issue of water resources management is of particular importance in our National Development Strategy, which is currently being improved and finalized by experts.”

Rahmon noted that it was clear that the process of transition to sustainable development would be challenging and complicated for a number of countries in the world.

Therefore, undertaking joint efforts and supporting the countries, which face challenges in this process, would guarantee successful implementation of the new global development agenda, Rahmon said.

In this regard, supporting the group of countries with special needs, including landlocked and small island developing countries, is important for implementation of their national development programs, Tajik leader added.

Universal access to clean water and sanitation is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  An integrated approach is crucial for progress across the multiple goals.

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