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Leaders Dialogue 3: Measures to Leverage Progress Across the Sustainable Development Goals
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ

Official meeting


  • H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinisto, President of the Republic of Finland
  • H.E. Mr. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda


  1. KAZAKHSTAN (Head of State)
  2. SPAIN (Head of Government)
  3. NORTH MACEDONIA (Head of Government)
  4. TAJIKISTAN (Head of Government)
  5. IRELAND (Head of Government)
  6. JAMAICA (Head of Government)
  7. Ms. Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa on behalf of the UN’s five regional commissions
  8. Ms. Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard

Guiding Questions

  • How can policy makers use the GSDR “levers of transformation” – governance, economy and finance, individual and collective action, and science and technology – in innovative combinations? How can they overcome the roadblocks to these collaborative approaches?
  • How can non-government actors, including business and community leaders, academic institutions, and civil society organizations, team up to drive change and encourage new and increased financial investment in the 2030 Agenda?
  • What can the United Nations and other relevant entities do to build capacity in developing countries to fully and effectively deploy the levers of transformation?

At 11:00: Leaving No One Behind Video Message 4: Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants will be highlighted

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