Ghana to hold discussions on SDG’s

President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo

A high- level dialogue will be held in Accra on October 23 to provide a platform for in-depth discussions on Ghana’s effort at implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of activities marking the 72nd anniversary of the United Nations.
Discussants will delve in details in the implementation of the SDGs and what the citizenry can do to ensure its success.

The theme for the dialogue is “Achieving the SDGs: Innovating, mobilising partnerships for the implementation of the SDGs in Ghana.”

The SDGs involve 17 goals and 169 associated targets that UN member countries are expected to achieve including eliminating extreme poverty and leaving no one behind by the year 2030.

Panellist will include representatives from the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), the United Nations Resident Co-ordinator, the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre, as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society organisation.

This came to light yesterday, at the third preparatory meeting of the Inter-ministerial Ad- hoc Committee for the observance of the UN Day to be held on October 24 with a flag raising ceremony at the Forecourt of Parliament House in Accra.

The high level dialogue which is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration also seeks to enhance greater awareness on the central role of the SDGs in Ghana’s development agenda.

The NDPC is the lead national institution spearheading the implementation of the SDGs Agenda 2030.

The significance of the event is underlined by the fact the Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo co-chairs the group of eminent personalities empanelled  by the UN Secretary General, to champion advocacy on the SDGs.

It is expected that the platform will offer practical recommendation on leveraging and building strategic partnerships for the implementation of the SDGs, which forms part of Ghana’s medium term development plan.

The UN member countries adopted the SDGs in September 2015 as the global development agenda, succeeding   the Millennium Development Goals that came to an end.

BY SALIFU ABLDUL-RAHAMAN

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