In mid-July, the UN held a High-Level Political Forum, the subject of sustainable development. On this occasion, 44 countries, including the Czech Republic, presented how they meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Czech Republic was presented not only by the Minister of Environment and Deputy Prime Minister Richard Brabec, but he also shared his time with representatives of the non-governmental and private sectors. The non-governmental sector was Taťána Gregor Brzobohatá as chairwoman of the board of directors of our foundation and for the private sector Robin Dufek from JRK Biowaste.
The presentation was successful, even though it was without unexpected events. The UN was evacuated shortly before our performance because of a small fire. Fortunately, everything was solved quickly and the presentation took place with little delay.
In addition to this major event, we were also involved in one. On Wednesday Round Table on Participation for All with Focus on Women and older people was held in the Czech National Building. Representatives also presented themselves with us UN Women and Council of Europe. The event was moderated by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the UN Marie Chatardová. We thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for organizing this event.
And how does the Czech Republic accomplish SDGs in comparison with other countries? On the occasion of the political forum, a global index of sustainable development goals came out ranks the Czech Republic in 5th place. There are only Scandinavian countries ahead of us, for example, we have overtaken Germany. The rating of the countries was anonymous due to the utmost objectivity. Therefore, let us be proud that we live in a safe country for which planet care is important and that thinks of the future. It’s not commonplace.