KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Malaysia fully supports the negotiation process in formulating the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including on goals and targets relevant to sustainable development.
Malaysia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Datuk Hussein Haniff said the new integrated development agenda needed to complete the unfinished business of the Millenium Development Goals and address new challenges simultaneously.
It should build on the foundations laid and experiences gained in the work towards achieving the goals, and it must focus on all three dimensions of sustainable development, namely address the underlying causes of poverty and address environmental degradation and unsustainable consumption and production patterns.
“It is now time for us to ensure that the focus on sustainable development remains high on the agenda, taking into account the special needs of developing countries in our development plan for the coming decades,” said Hussein.
He was speaking on Agenda Item 19: Sustainable Development at the Second Committee of The 69th Session of The General Assembly, in New York.
The statement was made available to Bernama yesterday.
Hussein noted that in order to succeed, the new development agenda needed to be universal and involve all the relevant actors in its implementation, with special focus to countries with special needs such as Least Developed Countries.