President Enrique Peña Nieto will be attending the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 19 and 20.

The UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its 70th Session.

It is a global plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity, which also seeks to strengthen universal peace and access to justice

Mexico assumed the 2030 Agenda  as a state commitment and an opportunity to intensify national efforts to achieve a just, equitable society.

Countries will discuss its implementation during the 71st session.

  • The 2030 Agenda is the result of the confluence of several international processes in which governments, academia and civil society organizations were involved.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were agreed after two years of public consultations and negotiations.
  • It comprises 17 objectives with 169 integrated, indivisible goals encompassing economic, social and environmental spheres.
  • It will set the course of multilateral cooperation and govern global development programs for the next 15 years, so that Member States can continue the collective effort.
  • Although the agenda implies a common, universal commitment, each country will set its own national targets, since each country faces specific challenges.
  • One of the priority issues world leaders will address will be the proposals to cope with the largest refugee crisis since World War II and the Syrian Civil War.