The NITI Aayog and the United Nations in India on Friday signed the Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022. In a press release, NITI Aayog said the agreement is a reflection of the commitment and efforts made by India towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022 was signed by the CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev, at a special signing ceremony presided over by Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar. Members of NITI Aayog and heads of UN agencies in India were present on this occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Kumar said that 2018-2022 will be a crucial phase in India’s development story since the year 2022 marks 75 years of India’s Independence. “In this backdrop, partnership instruments such as the UNSDF assume even more significance to accelerate the pace towards building a New India by 2022, an India that is free of poverty and equal for all,” he said. Read More