18 March 2019

Tanzania Makes Headway in Implementing SDGs

Arusha — Tanzania has made significant headway in implementing UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Such achievements include providing free education, tackling poverty, improving health services and ending hunger.

That was said by UN Global Compact deputy project coordinator Badru Juma during a meeting of non-governmental organisations and the private sector on the implementation of 17 SDGs in Tanzania on Saturday.

"Let's pull up our socks to build on the performance," he urged.

Water Partnership Programme coordinator Evarist Mallya said the provision of water for all was one of SDGs.

"We have been carrying out projects to supply water to poor families at low cost, but we aren't as fast as we ought to be," he explained.

Euphrasia Shayo, a project officer with one of the organisations involved in implementing SDGs, said many Tanzanians had no right information about efforts made on achieving the UN goals.

According to Shayo, in July Tanzania is expected to present a report to the UN on the implementation of SDGs.

Among the targets include the availability of cheap energy, ways of mitigating effects of climate change and inexpensive housing.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. The SDGs are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly.

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