Cyprus record on the Sustainable Development Goals disappointing
Statement by AKEL C.C. Spokesperson Giorgos Koukoumas
20 December 2021, AKEL C.C. Press Office, Nicosia
The all-European report on the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals is once again reveals disappointing figures for Cyprus.
Cyprus did not fulfil even one of the 17 key Sustainable Development Goals and unfortunately, Cyprus is ranked 32nd out of 34 countries across the European continent in the report that records indicators for countries’ quality of life and social development. The Report’s indicators also record goals on dignified work, education and health. The reduction of inequalities and poverty. Clean energy and environmental policies. Gender equality. Institutions and the extent of corruption. These indicators are where our country has failed in recent years, as the report reveals.
This is the reality of Cyprus’ course and it is obviously very different from what we hear all day and night being propagated by the government ruling forces. This is the reality of what is of substance and importance for society and its needs, for a development that will serve our country.
It is precisely this reality that underlines how necessary it is for Cyprus and its people to change course. A change in the priorities set, a change of policies. Our country and people deserve better.