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SDG Acceleration Actions to Build Back Better
SDG Acceleration Actions is an online platform set up by UN DESA in the lead up to the SDG Summit to capture and promote new commitments and actions from national governments and all non-state actors to accelerate the SDG implementation.

All Member States and other actors are encouraged to use the 2020 High-level Political Forum as an opportunity to register new SDG acceleration actions and initiatives through the online platform, including those that seek to support efforts to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organized by UN DESA , the special event aims to showcase and galvanize ambitious new SDG Acceleration Actions by governments and other actors to contribute to the Decade of Action and Delivery in the context of post COVID-19 realities.


H.E. Ms. Baroness Sugg, Minister of Department for International Development & Foreign and Commonwealth Office / Special Envoy for Girls’ Education, United Kingdom
H.E. Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary Government of India / CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI)
Mrs. Gemma Santana, Director-General for the 2030 Agenda, Office of the Presidency, Mexico
Mr. Michael Froman, Chairman of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth; Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth for Mastercard
Ms. Thembisile Nkadimeng, Mayor of Polokwane, President of SALGA, and UCLG Co-President
Opening Remarks
H.E. Ms. Mona Juul, President of Economic and Social Council
Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Ms. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa
SDG Acceleration Actions to Build Back Better
United Nations