General Assembly General Assembly

HLPF Panel - From the SDG Summit to the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions.
 

8 July 2024, General Assembly
 

Statement by Ambassador Yojna Patel, Deputy Permanent Representative


 

Thank you Chair,

 

We meet at a time when the world is facing the painful truth that only 12% of the SDG targets are currently on track. There is, therefore, an urgent need for renewed commitment to the 2030 Agenda and its goals.

 

For our own part, India has fully integrated the SDGs into its national development strategies. Under Prime Minister Modi's leadership, numerous focused interventions have been launched to address each SDG. NITI Aayog, India's premier national think-tank, guides both Central Ministries and State Governments in implementing the SDGs. The NITI Aayog Governing Council, comprising Chief Ministers, closely monitors SDG progress, which is also reviewed during state consultations. NITI Aayog additionally uses various indices to track SDG progress and identify critical issues, as well as how to tackle them.

 

India is proud of its SDG localization model, which is built on four pillars: institutional ownership, collaborative competition, capacity building, and a whole-of-society approach. India’s strong economic growth indices, stem from systemic reforms, inclusive policies and the leveraging of Digital Public Infrastructure.

 

The Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP), initiated and monitored by NITI Aayog, demonstrates India's commitment to improving life quality in 112 of its most backward districts. The ADP's success has led to the launch of the 'Aspirational Blocks Programme'.

 

Chair,

 

India aspires to become a developed nation by 2047, coinciding with our 100th year of independence. We reiterate an unwavering commitment to partnerships, including South-South Cooperation and India looks forward to the High Level Political Forum as a platform for sharing best practices and fostering global commitment to realizing the 2030 Agenda.

 

I thank you.

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