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November 23, 2019 -Saturday

 
 
  OFFICIAL LAUNCH & SUMMIT : SDG SUMMIT MALAYSIA 2019

Tuesday 05/11/2019

YAB Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad to launch inaugural Summit


The United Nations in Malaysia and Ministry of Economic Affairs is organizing the inaugural Sustainable Development Goals Summit 2019.

The two-day Summit is expected to have 2,000 participants from Government, UN, Civil Society, Academia, youth and the private sector. The theme of the Summit is “Accelerating Progress on the SDGs: Whole of Nation Approach”.

Malaysia with the support of the UN and other stakeholders are mainstreaming SDGs into its national and budget plans at all levels to meet the goals by 2030. The Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 will mainstream SDGs into the 12th & 13th Malaysia Plans.

The Summit will have: 5 plenary sessions: Strategies to Leave No One Behind, Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies:The Role of Institutional Reform, Establishing A Whole of Nation Approach Towards Achieving the SDGs, Balancing Economic Growth with Environmental Sustainability and Unlocking Women’s Full Potential

6 parallel sessions: State & Local Government SDG Forum, Business Leaders SDG Forum, SDG Academy Network Forum, Civil Society SDG Forum, Youth SDG Forum and Children’s SDG Forum.

The SDG Summit will be launched by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia together with YB Dato Seri Azmin Ali, Minister of Economic Affairs and Mr Stefan Priesner, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Malaysia.

Details of the launch are as follows:

Day/Date : Wednesday 6 November 2019

Time : 8.30 am

Venue : Plenary Hall, Level 1
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Details of the Summit are as follows:

Day/Date : Wednesday & Thursday 6 & 7 November 2019

Time : 8.30 am - 6.00 pm

Venue : Plenary Sessions: Plenary Hall, Level 1
Parallel Sessions: Hall 7A, 7B & 7C
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

NOTE TO EDITOR:

1. ATTACHED IS THE PROGRAMME OVER TWO DAYS
2. FOR OFFICIAL LAUNCH, PLEASE REGISTER AT DOOR 4, PLENARY HALL, LEVEL 1
3. FOR MEDIA ATTENDING SUMMIT AFTER LAUNCH, PLEASE REGISTER AT MEDIA CENTRE, LEVEL 3

Background:

In September 2015, all 193 member countries of the United Nations unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its implementation framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that charts in detail a way forward to ensure a future that is sustainable for people, planet, peace and prosperity – with the understanding that it can only be achieved through a spirit of partnership between government, private sector, and civil society.

The 2030 Agenda is the most transformative and ambitious plan ever crafted by the global community with 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators – that balance the economic, social and environmental pillars of development. These global goals and targets are universal in nature – they apply to all countries, developed and developing and they are interconnected. The key measure of their achievement will be in having no one left behind and a planet that is future proof for generations to come.

You are cordially invited to send your reporter and photographer/cameraman to cover the event.

SOURCE : United Nations Development Programme

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Name : Ahmad Hafiz Osman
Head of Communications
United Nations in Malaysia
Tel : 012-302 1234

Name : Rachel Choong
Communications Officer
UNICEF
Tel : 012-416 2872

Name : Yante Ismail
External Relations Officer
UNHCR
Tel : 013-352 6286

Name : Fariz Rizal Madzri
BERNAMA
Tel : 013-988 8803

-BERNAMA


 
 
 

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