Good morning all. Thank you to Secretary Balisacan for the invitation and opportunity to say a few words about the world’s new development agenda; the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Agenda, and its 17 sustainable development goals with 169 targets, was formally adopted by Member States one month ago tomorrow, at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York. The Philippine delegation was led by Secretary Balisacan.
It is a bold, ambitious, and transformational agenda. It is also a universal agenda applying to all countries, and in an extension to each one of us as individuals.