Prime Minister Kishida's Attendance at the SDG Summit (Results)
On September 19 at 3pm, Prime Minister Kishida attended the “SDG Summit 2023,” during the United Nations General Assembly high-level week.
This summit has been held every four years under the auspices of the General Assembly with the aim to accelerate implementation on the SDGs. This year, it is convened on 18-19 September, and Prime Minister Kishida participated in Leader’s Dialogue “Unity and Solidarity” on 19 September.
- Prime Minister Kishida reiterated that, with the international community facing various difficulties, now is the time to return to the starting point of the SDGs, “Leave No One Behind,” and that “human security,” which Japan has consistently advocated, is key to achieving the SDGs based on "human dignity.” He clearly expressed Japan's determination to strongly lead the international community's efforts to achieve the SDGs and thereby open the way for our future.
- Prime Minister Kishida also stressed that the entire international community should support low-income and vulnerable countries that currently face greatest difficulties, and that, to this end, it is important for the international community to address the issue of the gap in development finance in a comprehensive manner. He then called for action by the whole international community, explaining Japan's efforts such as collaboration with private actors and “investment in people.”
- Prime Minister Kishida introduced that he himself, as chief of the SDGs Promotion Headquarters, strongly lead diverse initiatives in Japan, and expressed his determination to continue to work toward achieving the SDGs, drawing the wisdom of manifold actors at home and abroad.