NATIONS (Xinhua) -- International cooperation remains
at the core of implementing sustainable development, said
William Ruto, deputy president of Keny, during the high-level
debate of UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
“The Cold War is now behind us, paving
the way for greater opportunities for global synergy,” said
Ruto said the adoption of the 2030
Agenda for Sustainable Development ushered in a new era of
international development cooperation and development.
“The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
reflect our ambition and hope for a better future for
ourselves and for our children,” he said.
“We believe that international
cooperation will remain at the core of the implementation of
the 2030 Agenda,” Ruto said.
Kenya expects that the implementation
of the SDGs will result in transformed societies, improved
environmental and climatic conditions, and global sustained
economic growth, the official said.
Even amongst the younger nations like
Kenya, technological invention, such as MPESA (a mobile
phone-based money transfer, financing and microfinancing
service), are leapfrogging us into the future, promising greater
prosperity and integration, he added.
Over 140 world leaders are gathering
in New York to attend this year’s general debate which runs
through Sept. 26. This year’s theme for the General Assembly is
“The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Universal Push to
Transform our World.”