Haya Karima initiative to develop Egyptian countryside biggest project to follow UN SDGs: WYF

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Sat, 17 Jul 2021 - 06:18 GMT

World Youth Forum via Facebook

World Youth Forum via Facebook

CAIRO – 17 July 2021: Egypt’s World Youth Forum hailed President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s initiative, Haya Karima, to develop the countryside as the “biggest project that follows the sustainable development goals” of the UN.

“Egypt has launched Haya Karima convention under the auspicious of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. The convention celebrates the initiative the president took to innovate and help people in need of better living conditions all over Egypt,” the WYF said on its Facebook page.

“With Haya Karima, Egypt has the biggest project that follows the sustainable development goals set by the UN in 2015,” the forum added.

Sisi launched the project on Thursday in the Cairo International Stadium with the attendance of ministers, public figures and thousands of citizens.

Sisi, during a meeting with businessmen, reviewed the targets of the project, which aims to develop 4,584 villages in all governorates, housing 58 percent of the Egyptian population at a cost of LE 700 billion, the presidency said.

The project focuses on upgrading the social, health, educational, economic and housing levels as well as all sectors of services provided to those villages.

The project also focuses on eliminating multi-dimensional poverty, investing in the development and building of the Egyptian human, in cooperation and coordination among all state’s institutiosn, in a way that integrates with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the presidency said.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli during the inauguration said that the main objective of the project, as defined by President Sisi, is to change the lives of Egyptians for the best, noting that it will also help achieve the UN sustainable development goals for 2030.

The UN SDGs are aimed, according to the UN’s website, to:

1- End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

2- End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

3- Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

4- Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

5- Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

6- Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

7- Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

8- Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

9- Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

10- Reduce inequality within and among countries.

11- Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

12- Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

13- Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

14- Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

15- Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

16- Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

17- Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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