Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy), said implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level is key to realizing the sustainable development agenda by 2030 (Agenda 2030). — photo by Bernama

Monday July 11, 2022 11:56 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 – Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level is key to realizing the sustainable development agenda by 2030 (Agenda 2030), the minister has told the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy ) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

In a statement released by Wisma Putra today, Mustapa said that as the world struggled to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia and neighboring countries needed to work together and strengthen their commitment to implement the goal.

He said the role of the Malaysian All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Sustainable Development Goals (APPGM-SDG) and the Malaysian CSO Alliance for the SDGs was also recognized in efforts to forge closer cooperation among MPs. , state governments and local authorities to implement 121 grassroots outreach projects in 30 parliamentary constituencies.

Mustapa said this during a speech during a parallel program in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs on the theme “Building back better in the localization of the SDGs: a case study from Malaysia and three experiences from Southeast Asian countries of the Model Partnership” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York today.

It was organized virtually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Economic Planning Unit in collaboration with the APPGMSDG, with the participation of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, to share the achievements of the challenges best practices from their respective countries in the implementation of the SDGs and efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

The implementation of the SDGs at the local level refers to the process of defining, implementing and monitoring strategies at the local level to achieve the global, national and subnational goals within the framework of the 2030 Agenda.

In the same statement, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah, during the closing speech of the program, stressed the importance of the role and cooperation of stakeholders, including government agencies, the private sector and society. civil society in dealing with issues related to sustainable development.

“This includes issues of poverty and inequality, climate change, as well as gender, ethnic or class discrimination through a clear inclusive agenda, in particular to reach vulnerable groups in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals locally,” he said. .

The United Nations High-Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals is a key United Nations platform that plays an important role in the monitoring, review and evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda at the horizon 2030 on a global scale. — Bernama


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