North East Asian Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

State and civil society representatives from across Asia gathered in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, to attend the North-East Asian Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”, to open on 5 September.

Jointly organized by Mongolia’s Parliament and Government, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN in Mongolia, the two-day forum brings together stakeholders from across society to share progress and map next steps to achieving the Global Agenda 2030.

North-East Asia is ahead of other regions in Asia and the Pacific in achieving many of the SDGs, however, inequality remains a major challenge.

The Forum focuses on six of the 17 SDGs, namely: quality education (Goal 4), decent work and economic growth (Goal 8), reduced inequalities (Goal 10), climate action (Goal 13), and peace and justice (Goal 16) as well as ways of implementing the SDGs through partnerships (Goal 17).

The Forum will also hold a special session on Mongolia’s pioneering experience in implementing the SDGs.

The North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development Goals is a part of the preparatory process for the 6th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development to be held in 2019.
To share more information, Minister of Mongolia, Chief Cabinet Secretary, G. Zandanshatar, Chair of the Sub-Standing Committee of the Mongolian Parliament on SDGs, MP A.Undraa, UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia, Beate Trankmann, and Head a.i. of the East and North-East Asia Office of ESCAP, Shangmin Nam, will hold a press conference on 6 September at 10:30 a.m. on the 1 floor of the Holiday Inn hotel.

For further inquiries:

Jargalmaa
Media Relations Officer
Cabinet Secretariat
Government of Mongolia
Tel: 99093478
Email: [email protected]

Delgermaa
Media Relations Officer
National Development Agency
Tel: 99123321
Email: [email protected]

L. Nomin
Communications consultant
UN Mongolia
Tel: (976)-11-327585/ 99134426
Email: [email protected]