The Indexing and Information Systems Center of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, announced that it has completed preparing the Second National Voluntary Report of what was achieved of the sustainable development goals for the year (2021) within the supporting institutions. This report will be presented by the Iraqi Ministry of Planning during the United Nations meeting in the middle of next month.
The Director of the Center affiliated to the Library and House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Mr. Hassanein al-Moussawi, told Al-Kafeel Network: "The contribution to the preparation of this report, which will be entitled (Iraq.. and a return to the development path), is a result of the achievements of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in its various sectors in achieving the sustainable development goals, officially known as (Transforming Our World), which are (17) goals that have been set by the United Nations.”
He added, "The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine has achieved (15) of these goals, and the achievement of any goal leads to the realization of part of the other goals, and this is what the departments and centers of the Holy Shrine have worked on until they have achieved balanced and sustainable progress both socially and economically."
Al-Moussawi explained: "Voluntary national reports are a way to achieve the national development plan and promote it locally, as well as contribute to presenting the country's experience and lessons that it can present to the world based on its own experience. These experiences are opportunities and lessons to learn from others and benefit from their experiences."
It is noteworthy that this national review, within the second voluntary report, is a national effort and a necessary step, to follow up on the sustainable development agenda, based on a participatory approach. The national consultations (workshops and seminars) that were held in the different regions of the country helped to discuss the development challenges facing Iraq in the next stage.