Civil Society Townhall with H.E. Csaba Kőrösi
Freemuslim’s director Mr. Mujtaba Akhawnd attended the Second Civil Society Townhall with H.E. Csaba Kőrösi the President of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, titled, “Midway through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development: Push for Accelerated Progress towards the SDGs.”
In this interactive events civil society representatives of over 100 organizations were present and many organizations shared their input about the necessity of collaboration to even the plain field to achieve tangible results for the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ).
Freemuslim’s director Mr. Akhwand believes the world has an opportunity to close the gap between least achieved SDGs and most achieved SDGs if we engage different levels of the society. Many lessons were learned from the Covid-19 pandemic and one of the most lessons was the most developed countries were effected directly and indirectly by least developed countries lack of preparation. For example; a country may have had a good control over limiting the exposure of people to Covid-19, but when a traveler arrived from an underdeveloped country that health resources were limited; they put the country they were traveling to in jeopardy. Same concept applies to achieving SDGs. Most developed counties and least developed countries can achieve a level of achievement that is relatively close and is aligned globally.
To this day over 350 million people are suffering from extreme hunger, according to H.E Csaba Kőrösi. We have the technology and resources to feed 10 Billion people, but unfortunately the 350 million people suffering from extreme hunger are a direct result of mismanagement in the resources and the technology in hand.
Mr. Akhwand urges for countries to seek this slowed motion due to Pandemic to level the plainfield in each society to bring up to date any group or segment of population that is falling behind so the movement forward becomes a sprint instead of an increased gap due to not facilitating the reduction of the gap.