United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Philippines

Statement delivered on 26 March 2015 before the Inter-governmental Negotiations on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
by Rosemarie G. Edillon,
On the themes for the Interactive Dialogue during the September General Assembly
Thank you, for your indulgence Mr. Co-facilitator.
First of all, let me express my support to the proposed themes. I understand as well that these are just titles and that my comments may have already been considered in the details. However, may I propose that we give emphasis on children and the youth. Talking about sustainable development, I can think of only two ways that we can foretell how our world will be like: first, is how we care for our environment today and second, how we care for the children and the youth.
Thank you.
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