At the Third Session of the G20 Summit, His Majesty as the 'Guest of the Chair' in a titah says that progress in fully realising the 2030 Agenda had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the pandemic, His Majesty says, needs to be addressed to advance efforts on the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG.
The cross-sectoral nature of goals and targets, stresses His Majesty, requires national support as well as regional and international cooperations. His Majesty further shares that ASEAN established the SHIELD initiative to enhance the region's preparedness for future crisis as well as to assist ASEAN meet the SDG targets. The Third Session of the G20 Summit focusing on Sustainable Development began with Opening Remarks from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy as Chairman of the G20 Summit 2021. At the end of the summit, the G20 leaders approved the G20 Rome Leaders' Declaration.
Source: Radio Television Brunei