Al-Shuraida: The national economy still faces a set of challenges | Money and business | zad jordan news

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Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Nasser al-Shraideh, said the national economy continues to face a set of challenges since the first revision and presentation of the first report in 2017, due to the effects of regional instability, the continued hosting more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees, the aftermath of the Corona pandemic and the Ukrainian crisis.
Al-Shraideh added that these challenges have affected the levels of development and growth in Jordan, as reflected in the high unemployment rates, the decline in foreign direct investment and the levels of trade, the disruption of supply chains, and the increasing burdens on the already limited national resources, in addition to the increase in the cost of energy, food and other basic commodities.

This happened during Al-Sharideh as chair of the Supreme National Committee for Sustainable Development, the Jordanian delegation that participated in the high-level political forum at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York to Jordan’s second national voluntary report on the 2030 Agenda for Submit Sustainable Development, which was held under the title “Better Build to the Corona Pandemic with the Rise.” forward with the comprehensive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Al-Shraideh presented Jordan’s second national voluntary report on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which showed the extent to which the sustainable development objectives have been achieved, and the key challenges facing its implementation, as well as a roadmap that will: helps speed up the pace. work to align national development efforts with the sustainable development agenda.

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He explained that Jordan has made an assessment of the extent of progress in achieving the sustainable development goals despite these challenges, which has shown significant progress in achieving 6 sustainable development goals, namely the eradication of hunger, quality education, clean water, industry and innovation, consumption. and production, and life under water, equivalent to two-thirds. The path to achieving the 2030 goals, with an emphasis on the need for more work to be done, particularly with regard to food security, education, gender equality, and improving the livelihoods of families and communities.
Al-Shraideh stressed the importance of holding the forum in view of the need to work in a renewed global partnership to respond to emerging and growing challenges, noting that this includes the challenge of climate change.

He stressed that achieving progress towards the 2030 targets requires a genuine partnership based on common interests and responsibilities and encouraging countries to continue to achieve what they are required to achieve these goals. reach.
He put forward proposals to contribute to the promotion of efforts to achieve the desired goals for the year 2030 so that the citizen is the goal of the desired global prosperity, and stressed the need to establish strong health care systems, invest in human capital and access to social protection and safety nets, in addition to the importance of addressing social imbalances.The economic and economic imposition imposed by the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, which calls on everyone to think about how to improve globalization, localization encourage and increase participation in value chains in order to help improve food security, strengthen resilience and stop the shortage of basic commodities.

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Al-Shraideh called for an increase in the levels of official development assistance, not just its continuation, as it would help address some of the shockwaves of the crises facing the world and push for increase the targets for 2030, emphasizing that Jordan will continue its efforts to achieve the targets for 2030 and on the path to political, administrative and economic modernization.
Al-Shraideh spoke about the expected role of the global financial system in addressing debt problems and debt service burdens, citing figures for total global debt for 2020, which rose from 30% to more than 260 percent of GDP – the largest one-year increase since 1970, highlighting the need for developing countries to improve market access, remove trade barriers and open markets for services, as well as gain more support to facilitate regional integration and inter-economic and trade cooperation.

He called for the need to step up efforts by 2030 and to take serious and courageous steps to build good governance and resilient societies, achieve unprecedented growth rates and jobs, and achieve social and economic justice and environmental sustainability in to take into account. to be and achieve the 2030 goals, and the consensus among participants that sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals requires practical steps in the areas of quality education, gender equality, underwater and rural life , global partnerships, recovery and resilience.

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Al-Shraideh stressed that the existing challenges require working with a different and innovative methodology that will contribute effectively to achieving the desired goals of ensuring a better future for future generations.
The High Level Political Forum is the main platform for monitoring and reviewing the 2030 Global Sustainable Development Agenda, as 45 countries, including Jordan, have submitted voluntary review reports during the forum’s work.

Al-Shraideh concluded by quoting the message of His Majesty King Abdullah II, which included the call to work on Jordan’s new vision: “We want a bright future in which we strengthen our security and stability, and through which we continue the construction process to broader horizons of excellence, achievement and creativity. We want a future in which we restore our leadership in education, and advance our economy. ” In it, the capabilities and effectiveness of our public sector increase, and our private sector thrives, so opportunities increase on an equal footing, we face poverty and unemployment with determination, reduce inequality and launch our youth on the horizons of leadership and innovation. ”
It is noteworthy that the outcomes of the forum during the final session are accepted as a roadmap for the plans of all United Nations organizations to support countries in the implementation of the sustainable development agenda, and are considered the main reference for countries, donors and lenders to target funding priorities.

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