Taoiseach to urge progress on development goals at UN sustainability summit

Leo Varadkar will travel to New York to address the convention on Monday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “My visit to the United Nations comes at a time of critical challenge for the world.” Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

World leaders need to make up for lost time and strive to meet 2030 targets for sustainable development, the Taoiseach has said.

Leo Varadkar will address a summit in New York on Monday on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The goals cover 17 interlinked areas for action agreed by world leaders in 2015.

They are designed to increase global prosperity, tackle inequalities and protect the environment.

Ahead of his visit to the US, Varadkar ...