Abu Dhabi: The UAE Government recently named the second cohort of the Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at a high-level meeting at Expo 2020 Dubai Sustainability Pavilion during Global Goals Week.
Ms. Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Chairperson of the National Committee for Sustainable Development Goals, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chairperson of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group were dignitaries who attended the meeting with a number of Government Officials and Members of the 18 Global Councils.
Delegation from the UAE Government Included;
- Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure
- Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment
- Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade and
- Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Teleworking Applications, and Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organization
“The launch of the second round of the Global Councils for SGDs at Expo 2020 Dubai, is a reflection of UAE’s commitment to strengthen its role in enhancing the welfare of societies and the sustainability of the planet.”
Ms. Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy remarked.
The Minister of State for International Cooperation further added that, “The UAE government is adamant on supporting the global sustainability agenda accelerate the development goals during the current decade, which the United Nations declared to be a Decade of Action.”
Mr. Omar Sultan Al Olama, reiterated the critical nature of the Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals, since its transformation from an idea to a comprehensive international initiative through the World Government summit, has added qualitative addition to international efforts aimed at accelerating the achievement of goals.
GLOBAL COUNCILS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS)
The Global Councils, in their new form, will see the addition of eight new councils in addition to the existing 10 councils.
Additionally, the councils will be adopting a novel and enhanced work methodology that moves from focusing on one single goal per council, onto a comprehensive and integrated model that supports the acceleration of the implementation of multiplate and inter-related goals through innovative partnerships and joint projects.
The global participation of decision-makers, globally celebrated experts and academics in the Global Councils for SDGs reflects the pioneering position of the UAE and its role in supporting international efforts in achieving sustainable development.
The Global Councils for SDGs represent an international, multidisciplinary network of decision makers in governments, international organizations, academic institutions, community organizations and private sector companies.
The Council’s Heads and Members will work together to design, and implement innovative projects and discuss innovative ideas aimed at implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the national and global levels.
Initially launched in 2018 as part of the World Government Summit, the Global Councils for SDGs are a leading global platform that brings together a group of government leaders, ministers, senior officials, decision-makers, ideas pioneers and specialists in financial, economic and social affairs from various countries of the world, under its umbrella.