The five priority goals of the Government for sustainable development for the period 2018-2020 are poverty, quality education, decent work and economic growth, climate action and strong institutions for peace and justice, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev addressing the Sustainable Development Summit as part of the program of the 74th UN General Assembly.

According to the Government’s press service, the Prime Minister said that in the forthcoming period, “the Republic of North Macedonia will be intensively committed to the process of EU membership, and given that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals is in the same direction, it is an excellent opportunity to review our current strategic documents, programs to create sound public policies for their effective implementation in the future and for the achievement of sustainable development goals. “

He noted that “the Republic of North Macedonia is the only non-EU country that has introduced a youth guarantee, a measure that is part of European policies and aims to provide young people within four months of the date of registration with the Employment Agency a quality job offer, continuing education and training or internship.”

He also announced measures aimed at encouraging the development and innovation of micro, small and medium-sized companies to create better-payed jobs.

The Prime Minister also pointed to measures taken to support “green” jobs and the implementation of energy efficiency in buildings and low carbon supply.

He also reminded that the achievement of the global goals for sustainable development are a shared vision of the world and deserve to accelerate their implementation.