OPENING REMARKS BY H.E. AHMET DAVUTOĞLU PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY CO-CHAIR OF THE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ENTITLED “DELIVERING ON A REVITALISED GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP” UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
H.E. Ahmet Davutoğlu 26.09.2015
Honorable President Sall,
It is a distinct honour for me to co-chair this interactive dialogue together with Honourable President Sall.
I would like to express my thanks to the previous and the current Presidents of the General Assembly for organizing these interactive dialogues as well as to the Secretariat for their valuable support.
President Sall just delivered a masterly summary. Thus, I will just say a few words and leave the floor to the speakers.
The year 2015 offers a unique opportunity for us to advance the global development agenda.
We have successfully adopted Addis Ababa Action Agenda last July and the 2030 Agenda on Friday.
We will have COP 21 meeting in Paris this December.
Taken together, the results of these major events will establish the framework of the global development agenda for the next 15 years.
Current financing and investment patterns are far from delivering the needs of financing for sustainable development goals.
For many governments the fiscal space is very limited.
However, globally speaking, the real problem is not the lack of liquidity, but the know-how to mobilize existing financial resources for sustainable development.
Our revitalized Global Partnership and how we implement it will be the key in the success of the 2030 Agenda.
And our global commitment to leave no one behind lies at its heart.
We should create the conditions where well-being and prosperity are within reach and people don’t have to chase them somewhere else.
In order to frame our discussion, I propose you to focus your statements to the following questions:
What lessons can be learned from the Millennium Development Goals in terms of means of implementation?
How can we ensure that public and private sources of finance reinforce and complement each other to support the Sustainable Development Goals?
How can we be sure that a revitalized Global Partnership is providing effective mobilization of resources and know-how and supporting adequately the implementation of the new agenda?
With these remarks, I now return the floor to H.E. Sall to open the floor for discussions.