Jakarta (ANTARA) - National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa outlined three steps to ensure that Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia (MIKTA) achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target.

The first is multilateralism that is the key to handle the challenges of global development, he noted during the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development 2023/High-Level Segment 2023 (HLS) United Nations Economic and Social Council at the UN Headquarters, New York, the US, Monday.

Thus, Indonesia will strive to promote an effective, open, transparent, inclusive, and accountable multilateral system to ensure that the 2030 agenda and SDGs can be achieved on time, he noted in an official statement issued on Tuesday.

For the second step, Indonesia will uphold its promise to not leave anyone behind and prioritize those left behind and the most vulnerable.

The government will contribute toward inclusive global recovery and cooperate to mobilize all financing sources for SDGs.

Lastly, Indonesia will take real actions for effective international cooperation, the minister stated.

To expedite the achievement of SDGs, the Indonesian government has conducted intervention through national development policies, plans, and programs, harmonized with regional government's priorities, localized SDGs to the village level and across different sectors and strengthened multi-party partnership.

As a result, Indonesia is able to achieve 63 percent of the 222 SDG indicators, he noted.

In 2023, Indonesia led the chairmanship of MIKTA whose goal is to strengthen global governance, including the advancement of democracy, stability, and economic development, as well as act as a consensus maker and a bridge that connects developing and developed countries.

Indonesia is committed to ensuring the availability of data to monitor the progress for better change, identify gaps, and inform decision makers.

To achieve SDGs, Indonesia requires one trillion dollars until 2030. This funding challenge is anticipated through innovative funding, such as blended finance, to implement the Integrated National Financial Framework.

Indonesia also opened new sources of economic growth to create more equitable and resilient growth. Several potential areas comprise green growth, blue growth, micro, small and medium enterprises' (MSMEs') empowerment, and digital transformation.

In order to return to the path of SDGs' achievement, it is important for Indonesia to not only fulfill the existing commitment but also offer a meaningful breakthrough and convey a transformative action to improve SDGs' implementation, Monoarfa stated.

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Translator: M Baqir I A, Fadhli Ruhman
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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