Pakistan calls for supporting middle-income countries in achieving SDGs

Islamabad, July 03, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan has called for urgent international support to enable middle-income countries deal with the challenges obstructing them in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The proposal was put forth by acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Aamir Khan, while addressing a high-level meeting convened by President of UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, under the theme Fine-tuning the development system approach to address the needs of middle-income countries.

The Pakistani envoy said the time is now for the UN Development System, international community, the global economic ecosystem and the private sector to come together in support of the efforts of middle-income countries. He said the crippling debt, global economic inequalities, vulnerability to the effects of climate change and natural disasters stunt prospects for growth in the lower echelon of middle income countries.

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