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Foreign Minister Allamand: "Faced with the health crisis and its multidimensional effects, Chile and the international community have reiterated their commitment to the 2030 Agenda"

Monday, April 5, 2021

Within the framework of the inauguration of the Global Public Policies Program of the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrés Allamand, spoke virtually on the international dimension in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Chile.

In this instance, Minister Allamand highlighted that the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals establish a comprehensive development framework that takes into account different spheres of the human being, such as the social, economic, and environmental dimensions. "It is the most comprehensive and ambitious effort by the international community to move towards a paradigm of global progress, which, far from separating more or less advanced nations, unifies them behind a shared purpose," said Foreign Minister Allamand.

"In the face of the health crisis and its multidimensional effects, Chile and the international community have reiterated their commitment to the 2030 Agenda and its foundations," added the Secretary of State and underlined that in the current context, multilateralism becomes relevant to address global challenges from co-responsibility and interdependence between countries.

Regarding the progress that has been made in Chile with the 2030 Agenda, Minister Allamand stressed that the country carried out a diagnosis to assess the situation regarding the SDGs and has submitted two voluntary progress reports in 2017 and 2019 to the Organization of the United Nations. In addition, a National Strategy for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda is being worked on.

Finally, he stressed that the international community "is a space for cooperation and also for solidarity," and that "the countries that best integrate into the world are those that contribute to the world." Along these lines, he reiterated Chile's commitment both in the adoption of policies within the framework of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and in the participation of international entities to continue collaborating on global challenges.

"Chile has a strong vocation in this regard: it contributes to a better world from its responsible action in caring for Antarctica, protecting the oceans, promoting the currently most powerful energy transformations and many more: It does so when it participates in Peace operations when it promotes democracy and human rights and also does so when it houses 70% of the world's astronomical observation and makes available clean mining capable of caring for and reusing water," said Minister Allamand.