Vice Minister Emanuela Del Re spoke in VTC, as an observer, at the Ministerial Meeting of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which takes place annually in the margins of the UN General Assembly.
"The challenge of the pandemic must not make us lose sight of our fundamental goals: strengthening health systems, eradicating hunger, promoting gender equality and pursuing all the other Millennium Goals is the only way to a sustainable world," the Vice Minister affirmed.
"The current crisis can be an opportunity to bring out the energies needed to achieve Agenda 2030 on schedule and can strengthen the support needed to effectively implement the Istanbul Programme of Action," she continued. "Everyone will have to play their part: donor countries, partner countries, the UN system and other international institutions, civil society, the private sector".
"We will continue to support LCDs, thinking about the future with innovative solutions, to achieve sustainable development for all" - Ms Del Re concluded.