Draft of Contextualised SDGs for Cambodia Reviewed

Royal Government of Cambodia has held inter-ministerial discussion on the draft of national framework of action for sustainable development goals (SDGs) 2016-2030.

Taking place here in Phnom Penh early this week, the review of the draft framework was chaired by Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth and Minister of Planning H.E. Chhay Than.

As emphasised by H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth, the framework stands as a contextualisation of the global sustainable development goals to fit the national priorities.

Demonstrating the government’s vision and responsibility for the set goals, continued the finance minister, the document will not only guide Cambodia’s endeavours toward 2030, but also serve as foundation for the country to step to 2050.

Cambodia has actually achieved some of the set targets in the global strategy already, such as the reduction of poverty to 13.5 percent in 2014 (globally aimed for 2018) from 21.1 percent in 2010, he added.

Cambodia was announced having lifted itself from extreme poverty in 2015 and considered to be among fast-growing nations in the region � a claim well aligned with the assessment by the World Bank.

Taking the opportunity, H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth thanked all engaged officials for their hard work contributing to comprehensive development of the draft framework.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press