News24 quotes Eric LeCompte on the Sustainable Development Goals and how public debt effects their achievement. Read an excerpt below, or the full article here.
The UN can talk SDGs all it wants, without money it means little for Africa, experts warn
By Lenin Ndebele
The UN General Assembly (UNGA78), currently underway, is spending much of its time on topics such as democracy, environmental protection, and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
But without money, that was just empty talk, experts have warned.
"In 2015, the international community won a historic agreement on goals to lift countries out of poverty and protect our planet," said Eric LeCompte, the executive director of religious development group Jubilee USA.
Defined as "a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future", the SGDs are a set of 17 interconnected goals.
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