Indonesia a Key Player in Realizing SDGs: Helen Clark

Sep 22, 2016

Indonesia’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals took center stage at a special event at United Nations headquarters this week.

The event, jointly hosted by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia, “Implementing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: From Global Commitment to Local Action”, took place on the sidelines of the General Assembly where the world meet to discuss global development annually.

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Opened by Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, the event focused on sharing the key lessons learned during the first year of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

“Indonesia has been a central player in crafting the 2030 Agenda since its inception in 2012,” added Clark. “UNDP is a proud partner of the work of Indonesia and other countries to bring the SDGs to life,” said Clark.

The Government of Indonesia emphasized that the participation of all relevant stakeholders, particularly the private sector and civil society, in setting development priorities is critical to successfully deliver on the 2030 Agenda.

“The implementation of SDGs should provide benefit to all people, especially the vulnerable, and its execution should involve all stakeholders,” says Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesia’s minister of national development planning.

Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and third largest democracy. The development challenges it hopes to address through SDGs implementation include eliminating poverty and reducing inequality, promoting peace, justice and strong institutions, climate action and brokering partnerships for all the goals. 

Read the full speech of UNDP Administrator Helen Clark here.

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