Baghdad Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, affirmed that the Iraqi government is determined to review the national review for Iraq to support the participatory policy, which is the basis for achieving sustainable development goals.
Al-Najm said in Iraq’s speech, during the virtual session held by the United Nations in the context of completing the presentation of the second national voluntary report on the verification of Iraq’s vision for sustainable development 2030: We prepared the second voluntary report based on a wide consultation process between the government, civil society organizations and the private sector, at the governorate level. .
Al-Najm explained: The file of the displaced still constitutes a real development, security and humanitarian challenge, and the government, in cooperation with the international community, is working to address this file.
He continued: We were able, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program, to develop a recovery plan responsive to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, which was built on the basis of analysis of the reality and assessment of the effects to face the worst possible outcomes.
The plan, according to Al-Najm, focused on managing risks and building the resilience of individuals and societies.
He indicated that the percentage of the population aged 15 years and over reached 56% of the total population.
Al-Najm stressed that: the youth movement had an important role in charting new paths for development based on the basic variables of governance, which include the rule of law, participation and accountability, the absence of violence, combating corruption, and supporting women’s participation in various activities and fields.
Al-Najm stated: The Iraqi government has developed the second part of the reform program, which aims to manage the financial situation, improve the performance of financial institutions and restructure the Iraqi economy by rationalizing expenditures, enhancing revenues and improving cash flow, within a specific period of time of 3-5 years.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency