MESSAGE OF THEIR EXCELLENCIES THE CAPTAINS REGENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO ON THE VOLUNTARY NATIONAL REVIEW ON THE 2030 AGENDA ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
We live in a time of unprecedented challenges. The need for cooperation and solidarity between nations to address the difficulties affecting all of us is more tangible than ever before. Issues such climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and migration have made this even more evident. These are epoch-making challenges that know no frontiers and no country can face them alone.
In recent years, some of the inhabitants of our planet have experienced an unprecedented period of peace, prosperity and technological progress, which has enabled significant groups of women and men to free themselves from the terrible evils that have plagued their lives for too many years, such as hunger, poverty and inequality. Nevertheless, we must leave no one behind.
Many people still suffer from discriminations on the basis of their identity, the most vulnerable and marginalised groups of our society are still affected by violence, lot of people still face enormous economic difficulties. These facts are a call to increase our individual and common efforts.
The 2030 Agenda represents the hope for the entire family of nations living on this planet to find synergies and solutions to achieve a more prosperous future for all, especially for those whose expectations and needs have been neglected for far too long.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda help us to imagine and reach a shared target of economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection.
The Republic of San Marino strongly believes in the principles enshrined in the 2030 Agenda and in the opportunity we have to improve living conditions at home and globally through it.
Therefore, we are pleased to present the Republic of San Marino’s first Voluntary National Review. This work represents a tool to help us better understand our achievements and the goals that our Country still wants and needs to achieve in the remaining years to 2030.
This report also testifies to the concrete commitment of the institutions and citizens of the Republic of San Marino to promote multilateralism and protect the principles that inspired the birth of the United Nations Organisation. We congratulate and thank the UN institutions for their tireless work in affirming, promoting and protecting these principles and for their continuous efforts to make such principles a daily reality for all people.
With this report, finally, the Republic of San Marino wants to renew its commitment to a better, fairer and more sustainable world, not only for the benefit of its citizens today but also for future generations, in our Country and everywhere else.