The visit of Maher Nasser, Commissioner General of the United Nations to the San Marino Pavilion, an opportunity to highlight the active contribution of our country to the 2030 Agenda
The thematic week of Expo 2020 Dubai dedicated to Global Goals has just ended, inaugurated in the impressive setting of Al Wasl Plaza by the opening speech by Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations who illustrated the shared project for peace and the prosperity of the planet, based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), projected into the most imposing dome in the world. The focus of the 2030 Agenda concerns the need for urgent action to reduce growing poverty and inequality, as well as the need for greater responsibility in addressing the climate emergency. world has not yet fully embraced the pace and scope of change. For this reason, the objective of the theme dedicated to Global Goals at Expo 2020 Dubai was to promote the SDGs to raise awareness and keep the promise of the decade of Action. The visit to the San Marino Pavilion by Maher Nasser, the United Nations Commissioner General welcomed by the Commissioner General Filippo Francini, fits into this context. TO . In this regard, the meeting highlighted the ambitious program towards 2030 that our small Republic is nurturing in favor of sustainable and multilateral development, consolidating relations between San Marino and the United Nations. Commissioner General Filippo Francini comments: “I thank the Commissioner General Maher Nasser for having visited our Pavilion and having had the opportunity to discuss universal issues of primary importance. Global Goals Week, launched for the first time at Expo Dubai, outside of New York, represented a unique opportunity for the country to illustrate our active contribution to the program, thanks to the commitment of a working group that has declined on the various areas of competence all the activities to be carried out for the 17 SDGs “. In fact, inside the San Marino pavilion, in the third area of the interactive table, there is a multimedia tablet to the Global Goals where the concrete measures taken to promote dedicated change are illustrated. Among the interventions already activated, regarding the third objective dedicated to Health and Wellness, the Republic of San Marino boasts a universal and free health system for all its citizens, which even in times of covid has shown readiness and resilience thanks to a effective vaccination campaign. Regarding the fifth objective of “Gender Equality”, San Marino has established, since 2008, the Authority for Equal Opportunities, which guarantees equality between men and women and provides help for victims of violence. A service that takes the form of telephone support that is always active and an app that facilitates the request for help in emergency situations. The seventh objective dedicated to “Affordable and Clean Energy”, sees the Republic involved since 2020 thanks to the activation in the territory of numerous photovoltaic panels, reaching 4.4% of the total energy production. Thanks also to its small size, San Marino is therefore maturing the real opportunity to become one of the first countries in the world with zero carbon emissions. Finally, to implement ad hoc high school measures to raise awareness of the individual and the community towards a sustainable and plastic free lifestyle.
San Marino General Commissioner for the 2020 Dubai Universal Exposition