THE United Nations AGENDA 2030 sets out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. Each goal has ambitious targets and, if achieved, would help to attain a sustainable and inclusive development for the future of the world. Malaysia also stated its commitment to the SDGs when Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad addressed the SDG Summit at the United Nations in New York on Sept 26 (Bernamapic).
It is commendable that the Economic Affairs Ministry and the UN Malaysia office are hosting the Malaysia SDG Summit today with the Prime Minister expected to deliver the keynote address. A large group of civil society organisations (CSOs) will also be attending the summit.