UAE, New York Mayor explore UN SDGs opportunities


A UAE delegation has met with the New York Mayor Eric Adams to discuss collaboration opportunities, on the sidelines of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (UN HLPF) on Sustainable Development.

The main focus of the meeting was to explore ways of working together exchanging expertise in the field of sustainable cities and community enablement, with the aim of accelerating the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During the meeting, which was held at the Central New York City Hall, the UAE delegation showcased its extensive experience in community enablement initiatives, which has made a significant cross-border development impact.

Additionally, they presented their comprehensive approach to achieving the UN SDGs 2030, both at local and global levels, providing a comprehensive overview of projects implemented by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) across more than 100 countries.

The delegation highlighted the significant contributions of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, which has been providing financing aid and soft loan-based development programs since 1971, with a particular focus on supporting climate-vulnerable communities.

During the meeting, Mayor Adams provided a comprehensive briefing on his initiatives to promote economic growth in New York City, as well as outlining his strategies for enhancing safety and public health within the city, and highlighting the importance of laying strong foundations for a resilient future.

The UAE delegation extended an invitation to the mayor to attend several major international events organised by the UAE, including the highly anticipated World Government Summit.

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