President ECOSF joined the Official Launch of the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework by the United Nations
The United Nations launched the SDG-6 Global Acceleration Framework during 2020 High-level Political Forum (#HLPF2020) that was held online on 9 July 2020. The SDG 6 Global Acceleration Platform is an interactive space for national governments and other actors to record their initiatives voluntarily undertaken to accelerate SDG implementation on water and sanitation initiatives.
During an online launch, Secretary General of UN António Guterres along with heads of UN DESA, FAO, UNESCO, UNEP, UNICEF, UN HABITAT, WHO, representatives of World Bank and a number of high official delegates, including the Foreign Minister of ECO Member- Tajikistan as well as the International Youth Parliament on Water participated in an online launch. On behalf of ECOSF, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro President ECOSF also joined the online launch.
UN Secretary General António Guterres along with other delegates spoke on the importance of water, the effects of climate change and water education, trans-boundary water and use efficiency. The Global Acceleration Framework will expedite and facilitate implementation of SDG-6.
The SDG Acceleration Actions online database is a tool to help inspire and mobilize actions around the world to promote the implementation of the SDGs, as well as build resilience and bring inclusive recovery in the context of new realities post COVID-19, so that the global economy, planet and people we serve could emerge stronger together from the crisis.
The recorded session can of launch ceremony be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuu5x1hMtpM&feature=emb_title