Oman to take part in UN forum in New York
July 16, 2019 | 8:10 PM
by Times News Service
File photo of Dr. Ali Al-Sunaidi.

Muscat: A delegation from Oman, led by Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry, will represent the Sultanate at the United Nations High Level Political Forum, to be held in New York on Thursday.

Dr. Al Sunaidi also serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of Planning, and a number of members of Oman’s National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will accompany him, as well as representatives of the related public and private academic institutions and NGOs. A statement from the Supreme Council of Planning (SCP) said: “The Sultanate’s participation in the High-level Political Forum includes reviewing the first voluntary report on the sustainable development goals for 2030.

“This report fully reflects the progress achieved by the Sultanate in this respect. It discusses the national strategies and plans adopted by the Sultanate to achieve these goals and identify the challenges and future plans for their achievement. It reviews the existing practices and initiatives contributing to the achievement of national objectives and priorities of sustainable development.”

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The statement added: “On the sidelines of the Sultanate’s review of the report, it will organise an exhibition which accompanies the High Level Political Forum in addition to some events to identify the efforts exerted by the Sultanate to achieve the goals of sustainable development and the outlook of economic, social and environmental development in the Blessed Renaissance.”

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