ArmInfo. Under the chairmanship of Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, high-level hearings on "Innovations, socially useful investments and sustainable development goals as an instrument for stimulating reforms" were held at the UN Headquarters.
As the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry told ArmInfo, the Armenian Mission to the United Nations, UNDP, and the Permanent Mission of Francophonie organized the discussions. The event was devoted to Armenia's experience in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, based on innovation and partnership with the private sector. In the context of the velvet revolution, the participants of the event in Armenia presented the agenda for the reforms of the new government and the steps taken in this direction.
Mnatsakanyan stressed that for Armenia the sphere of innovations is important in finding various solutions for the consolidation of various beneficiaries. At the same time, the Armenian Minister highly appreciated Armenia's cooperation with various UN structures when nationalizing the goals of sustainable development. The Armenian FM stressed the importance of close cooperation of the UN in the matter of new ideas and innovations.
Touching upon the activities of the Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of the OIF, Mnatsakanyan noted that it is an honor for Armenia to be a part of a large Francophone family and to establish close cooperation in such areas as education, culture, high technologies, innovations,
In conclusion, Mnatsakanyan stated that Armenia attaches importance to innovations that enable to create and implement new ideas, introducing them into the country's socio-economic development. "In the case of Armenia, there are already important initiatives that have made significant progress in this direction: TUMO, SMART Center, Dasaran.am and others, whose activities were also presented at the UN headquarters last year, and the government actively encourages these initiatives. The goals of sustainable development are based on innovative, creative ideas that ensure sustainable development by investing in countries. "This is what we are striving for," he concluded.