When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reached the end of its run in 2015, it passed the torch to a newer, wider-ranging set of targets known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Since they were signed into effect on September 25 last year, nations and organisations around the world have begun working to adopt the SDGs and turn them into action on the ground.
Embedding the 17 SDGs into day-to-day governance and measuring tangible progress is a difficult task for the government of a developed nation, which must identify the most pertinent areas for improvement aligned with SDG goals and channel resources towards them.
This is even more challenging for governments of developing nations that have fewer resources and needs that are more pressing. International cooperation and strong partnerships are therefore crucial to the achievement of the goals set for 2030.
To forge a better understanding of the issues at hand and new ways of collaboration, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Stockholm Environment Institute are holding a conference on the SDGs, themed “Sustainable Development Goals for Asia and Europe: Delivery Options for Agenda 2030”.
Policymakers and development experts from Asia and Europe will gather on October 19 to 20 in Stockholm, Sweden for knowledge exchange, country presentations by Asia-Europe Meeting member states, and plenary discussions on SDG implementation.
The event is supported by Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum), which has in the run up to the forum published the “Implementation Guide for the Sustainable Development Goals”.
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