The United Nations has hailed the government’s commitment to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) despite socio-economic challenges.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) economic advisor, Mr Amarakoon Bandara said, after the unveiling of SDGs awards in the capital on Thursday (yesterday) night, the UN will continue to work with the government.

“We are ready to do all we can for the sake of this country to achieve the best in the near future,” he said.

Notable progress is being achieved on SDGs despite some problems, notes the Deputy Director in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate Mr Tanyaradzwa Mundoga.

“We will continue to focus on the SDGs although there are some impediments that are hitting success,” said Mr Mundoga.

The Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Terence Mukupe said government will continue to ensure the 2030 middle income economy vision is achieved.

“We are putting strategies for a middle income economy by 2030 and this testifies our readiness for this economy,” he said.

The SDGs are aimed at ensuring sustainable political, social and economic living standards for all by 2030.