H.E Abdul Sattar Murad Minister of Economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met Helan Clark the administrator of the United Nations Development Program(UNDP) and chair of the United Nation Development Group today Wednesday 20 July in her office In New York.
His Excellency Abdul Sattar Murad is visiting New York to attend the 2016 high level political forum (HLPF), a central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development: " moving from commitments to results"which was held from 18 - 20 July 2016 at the United Nations headquarters.
Minister Abdul Sattar Murad, in his series of bilateral meetings with heads of UN agencies and international development partners in the sidelines of the HLPF, met Ms. Clark today in her office and discussed Afghanistan and UNDP's successful partnership within the past decades. Ms. Clark welcomed and appraised Afghanistan's set of actions toward the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and ensured the Minister of Economy that UNDP's support to the people and government of Afghanistan will remain sustained.
The United Nations development program (UNDP) along with other areas of development cooperation to the government of Afghanistan is supporting the ministry of economy to set up a strong foundation for the SDGs implementation in Afghanistan. SDGs are a set of 17 global goals and 169 targets adopted in September 2015 by the leaders of 193 countries which covers the three key dimension of social , economic and environmental.