Mahama co-chairs SDG forum today

john-mahamaPresident John Mahama will today co-chair a Forum on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG) on the sidelines of the on-going World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The event, which is being attended by world leaders, will launch the new SDG Advocacy Group, which the UN Secretary General announced earlier this week.

The event will set the tone for a strong level of global engagement for the SDGs.

President Mahama and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway are co-chairing the 16-member SDG Advocacy Group. The President is expected to return to Ghana tomorrow.

President Mahama and Ms. Erna Solberg were on Monday appointed co-chairs of a group of 16 eminent SDG Advocates to support the Secretary-General in his efforts to generate momentum and commitment to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

The SDGs adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015 represents a commitment by all nations to work together to end poverty, achieve shared prosperity, build peace, and secure a life of dignity and a healthy planet for present and future generations.

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who announced the appointments said “16 Advocates will leverage their unique standing and leadership to promote the SDGs as part of an ambitious and transformative global agenda.”

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