(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BEIRUT, April 10 (KUNA) -- Assistant Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development in Kuwait Bader Al-Rifai on Wednesday stressed Kuwait's keenness to implement the goals of sustainable development 2030 goals and made intensive efforts to do so.
Al-Rifai, who heads Kuwait's delegation to the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development, said in a speech during the forum that Kuwait formed the Higher National Committee to follow up the implementation of sustainable development goals, which includes a selection of representatives from various stakeholders in government, the private sector and civil society and has issues numerous recommendations in this regard.
The National Observatory for Sustainable Development and Future Prospecting has been established to ensure that sustainable development objectives are aligned with strategic plans and development plans, he added.
Kuwait's International Women's Award, under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, is a high-level international award aimed at building an interactive competitive platform that highlights excellence in the public, private and civil society sectors, he said, adding that such is part of Kuwait's efforts to implement the fifth goal of sustainable development on the empowerment of women.
"Kuwait has also launched the Sustainable Development Award under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, who is keen to implement the 2030 agenda and fulfill international commitments," Al-Rifai said.
"The government's work program for the 15th legislative term is closely related to the translation of many sustainable development goals, taking into account the different national realities, the level of development and respect for national policies and priorities," he noted.
"Kuwait is one of the first countries to commit to the implementation of the 17th sustainable development goals when His Highness the Amir signed with the world leaders in September 2015 to be committed to achieving these goals," Al-Rifai told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
He said that Kuwait was a pioneer when its development plans included development pillars that confirm the progress towards achieving the goals of sustainable development by its universal adoption and commitment to implement them.(end).