Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Monday featured in the opening of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York, the Government Administration said.
The Administration said this year's Summit marked the midpoint of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, launched by the 2015 UN Summit in New York and aiming at ending poverty.
The Summit is set to host a midterm evaluation of the SDG progress and encourage the expedited implementation of the 2030 Agenda in view of the challenges facing the world due to the multifaceted and interconnected crisis.
Hosted every four years at the level of heads of state and government under the auspices of the UN General Assembly, the Summit was opened by Dennis Francis, the Assembly President and António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the UN.
The Administration also said Garibashvili would address world leaders at the UN General Debate on Friday.