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The Ministry of Planning discussed Iraq's vision for sustainable development 2030 in light of the 17 UN goals to achieve sustainable development in the world by combating poverty, protecting vulnerable groups, combating climate variability and preserving the environment.
"Undersecretary Maher Hammad Johan chaired a meeting of the Technical Committee for Sustainable Development, which included a number of ministry directors-general and a number of experts involved in this issue," a press release issued by the ministry's media office said.
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He explained that "Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning stressed during the meeting that the tracks should be clear and achieve real sustainable development through the creation of a diversified and sustainable economy and respond to the challenges facing the country and support the fragile groups in society through the policy of empowerment, pointing out that Iraq has made important steps in the field of Achieving good governance and enhancing administrative decentralization by transferring the powers of ministries to local governments in the provinces. According to this procedure, Iraq is one of the few countries in the region that has worked at the local level and to prepare development plans at the provincial level. "
He added that "the participants discussed in the meeting the general framework for the vision of sustainable development 2030 and mechanisms to achieve each of the 17 goals."
The statement pointed out that "the participants stressed the importance of a media map to introduce the principles and importance of sustainable development and raise awareness among the members of society, calling on all media to support the government's directions in achieving the goals of sustainable development."
The statement said that "the meeting discussed the preparations of the Iraqi government to present the voluntary report through the United Nations platform in the fourth quarter of next year 2019 after Iraq received a seat among the countries that will submit their voluntary reports, which includes the steps taken in the achievement of the goals of sustainable development, Both on the level of legislation or practical measures taken in all areas, "noting that" a number of specialized teams were formed will take over the process of preparing the voluntary report. "
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