When we talk about President Joe Biden, we are talking about an exceptional president among the 46 presidents of the United States. He is the oldest president when he assumed the presidency, at an age approaching 80 years, and the most experienced in domestic and foreign political work, with a score of up to half a century, and he was the sixth youngest Senator enters the Senate in the history of the United States, and was re-elected to the Senate 6 times, and was Vice President Barack Obama (2009-2017) for 8 years.
In his extraordinary speech before the United Nations General Assembly last month, the great congruence between him and the plan to transform the world signed by the United States and the member states of the United Nations in 2015, was evident. In our previous article, we discussed the most prominent features contained in this speech.
And what does it mean?
What are the pillars on which Biden depends for success?
The foundations set by President Biden's administration allow it to pass its projects in the Senate, freeze its external differences with major countries, and follow an evasive policy that helps it speed up steps, increase the rate of achievement in achieving goals and bring about the desired transformation.
Matches between Biden's word and the plan to transform the world
A careful comparison between President Biden's speech before the United Nations and the sustainable development goals confirms, in general, the strong congruence between them. Biden addressed the development plan with its goals, slogans, and the foundations of its success, and sometimes in the text of its phrases. Among the aspects of this congruence:
Emphasizing that the future of the world’s countries depends on joint action, as a clear and urgent option, which was stipulated in the introduction to the plan to transform the world, and what it reiterated at its annual meetings before the leaders of member states.
Emphasizing that the current decade will determine the future of humanity “in every sense of the word”, which was confirmed by the 2019 summit that the next decade 2020-2030 is the decade of acceleration in which all countries must cooperate to achieve the goals of the sustainable development plan that ends in 2030.
Directly addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to:
To meet the urgent development needs, stipulated in goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8, by eradicating poverty, providing sustainable jobs for all, eliminating hunger and providing food security, ensuring health and well-being for all, providing quality education, and the need to reconsider the prevailing ideas in the global economy Currently, its tools and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.Biden pledged $10 billion to eradicate hunger and invest in food systems, noting that the United States has spent $140 billion in the past 20 years to support health and disease control, and said he would work with partners to allocate hundreds of billions to invest in infrastructure, and that the United States It will be the largest contributor to providing food, water, shelter, health care, and other vital, life-saving assistance to millions of people in need around the world, and the United States and its partners are committed to addressing malnutrition and ensuring that the world is fed for decades to come.
Gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is the fifth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals, and Biden has elaborated on it, stressing freedom and equality in the universal rights of all peoples, stressing gender equality and defending the rights of women and girls in order to contribute economically, politically and socially, and defending the rights of individuals.
As for the seventh and thirteenth goals, related to clean energy and climate, they occupied key importance in President Biden's speech, and Biden appointed former Secretary of State John Kerry as a special presidential envoy for climate affairs, and participated in a high-level dialogue on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings on energy, where Announcing the release of the US Energy Charter, which highlights “the number of commitments and voluntary actions the United States has taken to advance progress toward sustainable development goal 7 on clean and affordable energy, consistent with the goals of the Paris climate agreement and the ultimate achievement of zero emissions.” Greenhouse gases by 2050. Biden also set a goal of reducing emissions to 50-52% in 2030, from what they were in 2005, and switching to 100% carbon-neutral electricity in 2035.
As for goals 9-16, each had its share of Biden's word, sometimes using the same vocabulary.
And as the 17th goal, the conclusion of the goals, emphasized strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership between states, the private sector and civil society, Biden concluded his speech that the United States will lead with its allies and partners and in cooperation with all who believe that they are able to meet these challenges to build a future that advances all peoples. And save the planet, a phrase very similar to those of the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres when he talks about the sustainable development agenda.
As for the Corona pandemic, President Biden spoke about it in his recent speech that makes you think that the speaker is the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, but hardly a day goes by when Biden does not talk about it, adopting the point of view of the official and private competent health institutions.
Signs and basic principles
This close match between the sustainable development plan and President Biden's speech, is a clear indication that the Biden administration will lead the 2015-2030 sustainable development plan, known as the plan to transform the world, both internally and externally, and that the sustainable development plan will see significant acceleration in the next three years of the Biden presidency. , whose chance may be enhanced by winning a second presidential term that extends until 2029, to continue his support for achieving the sustainable development goals, as he is expected to gain great support and support from the centers of power influencing the development goals plan, whose annual budget for projects exceeds 4 trillion dollars, and the date is approaching Its completion, from the date of the end of the second term of President Biden, who will complete his 80th year next year.
On the other hand, President Biden's speech before the United Nations General Assembly included a set of vital pillars that are supposed to achieve success, foremost of which are:
1. Leading the world
Announcing clearly that the United States will lead the process of achieving these goals and moving the world to the new future that was previously defined in the sustainable development plan.
The United States will not act alone, but will lead its partners in this process, and they are of 3 types:
Allies, namely the European Union and the Group of Seven (G7).
Partners, who have direct interests with the United States, such as Australia, India, the Persian Gulf states, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
The rest of the world, led by Russia and China, which meet with the United States, its allies and partners in the common interests imposed by their presence on a common planet.
The private sector, which includes a group of major companies that will contribute their capital to the implementation of sustainable development projects in energy, climate, health, infrastructure and technological transformation.
3. The interest of the American people comes first
In adopting this plan, President Biden's administration places the interest of the American people in the foreground, as the plan should begin with him, and he will be the first beneficiary of its economic, health and development results.
4. Superiority of strength
The United States will maintain its military supremacy, but military solutions will not be resorted to until after political solutions have been exhausted, and the United States will continue to have the right to intervene militarily against anyone who threatens its interests.
5. Opening up to everyone
The United States will work with all countries, including Russia, China, and North Korea, regardless of their political or ideological differences with the United States.
These pillars would allow the Biden administration to pass its projects in the Senate, freeze its external differences with major countries, and adopt an evasive policy that would help it accelerate steps, increase the rate of achievement in achieving the goals and bring about the desired transformation.
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