Turkish PM co-chairs UN Interactive Dialogue Meeting

Turkish PM Davutoglu expresses ‘commitment to leave no one behind’ as he co-chairs Interactive Dialogue Meeting within UN Sustainable Development Summit

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (C) co-chairs 'Interactive Dialogue Meeting' which takes part within UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York on September 26, 2015

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu led the debate on sustainable development at the UN as he co-chaired Interactive Dialogue Meeting as part of Sustainable Development Summit on Saturday and called for enhancement of opportunities for people in developing countries.

"Our global commitment to leave no one behind lies at its heart,” Davutoglu said.

“We should create conditions where well-being and prosperity are within the reach and people don't have to chase them somewhere else."

UN Sustainable Development summit is currently being held in New York as the world leaders are discussing ways to assure worldwide development in next 15 years.

On Friday, the UN announced 17 goals to be reached by 2030, including ending worldwide poverty, assuring gender equality and tackling climate change.

Davutoglu said that the current global financial system and investment patterns are not compatible with global development goals.

To successfully meet the 2030 agenda, he urged for revitalized and enhanced global partnership.

About 150 leaders are attending the summit which will be finalised on Sunday.

World leaders will remain in New York for further deliberations for the 70th annual UN General Assembly meetings that will start on Sept. 28.

TRTWorld and agencies