Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba,
addresses the 2023 SDG Summit, on behalf of Group of 77 and China.The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the SDG Summit, is held on 18-19 September 2023 during the UN General Assembly high-level week at UN Headquarters. The Summit marks the mid-point of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will review the state of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation, provide policy guidance, mobilize action to accelerate implementation and consider new challenges since 2015. The Summit will address the impact of multiple and interlocking crises facing the world, including the deterioration of key social, economic and environmental indicators. It will focus first and foremost on people and ways to meet their basic needs through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This is the second SDG Summit, the first one was held in 2019.