2030 Agenda: Armenia says well on track in implementing UN Millennium Goals

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Armenia has made significant progress within the framework of the implementation of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Project adopted in 2000, in particular, in terms of lowering the maternal and infant mortality rate, providing access to clean water, accessibility of education, said Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan speaking at today’s event in Yerevan dealing with relevant efforts in 2015.

“But we still have a lot of work that needs to be done. Consistent efforts will be made in order to improve corresponding indexes,” the head of the Armenian government said.

In 2000, 193 member states of the United Nations agreed on a common document, entitled “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

In 2015, summarizing the implementation of eight Millennium Development Goals, UN member states, including Armenia, pledged to implement more ambitious and comprehensive projects to achieve the goals.

Premier Abrahamyan reported that last week a regular meeting of the Council for Sustainable Development was held at the government, which launched the implementation of 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets of the UN’s agenda.