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NITI Aayog & UN signed Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022



NITI Aayog & UN signed Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022: Details, Aim, Significance

NITI Aayog and United Nations in India on 28th September 2018 signed the Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022 at a function in New Delhi.

The UNSDF agreement is a reflection of the commitment and efforts made by India towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The UNSDF framework was signed by the NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev at a special signing ceremony presided over by NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Rajiv Kumar. 

The UNSDF framework key focus areas include poverty and urbanisation, health, water, sanitation, education, nutrition and food security, climate change, clean energy, and disaster resilience, skilling, entrepreneurship, and job creation and gender equality and youth development. 


It is believed that the period between 2018 and 2022 will be a crucial phase in India’s development story since the year 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.  

Therefore, at such a time, partnership instruments such as the UNSDF assume gain even more significance to accelerate the pace towards building a New India by 2022, an India that is free of poverty and equal for all.


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