Think global, act local: Localizing the global goals in LampungOct 31, 2017
LAMPUNG – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia together with the provincial government of Lampung reiterated its commitment in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by localizing these global goals. The initiative was embodied in the ‘Launching of Localizing SDGs in Lampung Province’ held in Bandar Lampung. The purpose of the event was to familiarize the urgency in addressing the goals to all stakeholders and to create synergy across all agencies.
With the theme of ‘Synergizing the national and sub-national level along with the key stakeholder in order to achieve the SDGs in Lampung and its contribution to the national livelihood”. The event addressed three main points: 1. Integrating SDGs with the local government workplan (RPJMD), 2. Enhancing the active participation from all stakeholders and place the SDGs as a common development issue and 3. Accessibility to an integrated measuring scale and qualified data.
Lampung province became the first sub-national government to launch the SDGs, after the national government fully endorsed the implementation of SDGs by the signing of Presidential Decree No. 59, 2017. “The provincial government of Lampung has the same vision with SDGs. Therefore, the Governor has committed in launching this localization in Lampung,” said Sutono, Provincial Secretary of Lampung at the event.
Meanwhile, UNDP Country Director, Christophe Bahuet said “UNDP is committed in supporting the Lampung Province in localizing the SDGs through the provision of technical assistance support in accelerating the attainment of SDGs in Lampung.’ The event was attended by more than 200 guests comprised of provincial secretary of Lampung, academe, civil society organization, media, SDGs Secretariat of Riau Province, private sector, and philanthropist.
SDGs, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. UNDP Indonesia together with government, academe, private sector, civil society and citizens are committed to achieve the goals by 2030.
Andri Suryo (Head of Communications Unit UNDP)