Over the last year Azerbaijan has progressed further in terms of SDG achievement and was ranked in top 50 countries in the UN 2022 Sustainable Development Report, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said at the General Debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Report informs.

The minister stressed that Azerbaijan is fully committed to 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

“We launched the new development strategy up to 2030, which goes hand in hand with the 2030 Agenda. Over the last year Azerbaijan has progressed further in terms of SDG achievement and was ranked in top 50 countries in the UN 2022 Sustainable Development Report. Azerbaijan is among 12 countries, which submitted three Voluntary National Reviews in the High-Level Political Forum, held under the auspices of ECOSOC.”

“We pursue transformational changes in remodeling our economy to make transition to green and circular economy. The clean environment and green growth have been identified as one of the five priority areas of our new national development strategy. This transition stands high on our development agenda despite the fact that the oil and gas sector plays a significant role in our economy. It is against this backdrop that the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan rose by 11 percent in the first half of 2022, triggering the increase in our GDP by 7.2 percent,” the minister noted.