Haughey sup­ports Malawi links

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Clare Haughey MSP has pledged her sup­port for the UN’s sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment goals (SDGs) at an ex­hi­bi­tion in the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

The ex­hi­bi­tion, “Scot­land, Malawi and the Global Goals”, cre­ated by the Scot­land Malawi Part­ner­ship (SMP), aims to cre­ate aware­ness of the SDGs in ev­ery con­stituency across Scot­land and is ask­ing MSPs to help them achieve this.

Scot­land was amongst the first to sign up to the UN’s 17 SDGs when they were launched in 2015. Each of Scot­land’s ma­jor politi­cal par­ties has com­mit­ted to the de­liv­ery of th­ese goals which will fight in­equal­ity, poverty and cli­mate change in ev­ery coun­try over the next 15 years.

Today, more than 94,000 Scots are ac­tively in­volved in a civic link with Malawi.

Ms Haughey said: “As a mem­ber of the cross party group on Malawi, I am proud of the work that the Scot­land Malawi Part­ner­ship is do­ing to build - and re­in­force ties be­tween Scot­land and Malawi, and am pleased to have ac­tive SMP mem­ber Dr John Lwanda in my con­stituency.”

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