Malaysia on target to meet UN goal of reducing poverty

Source: FMT News

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is on target to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda as set out by the United Nations, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan

Speaking at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York yesterday, Rahman presented the voluntary national review on the country, saying that Malaysia was very much in compliance of the goal related to this year’s theme – “Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World”.

“Malaysia has achieved the biggest reduction in the percentage of population under the poverty line among all countries in Southeast Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank,” Rahman told those in attendance at the HLPF. Read more