The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are Coming to Life: Stories of Country Implementation and UN Support.

Since the launch of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) has been supporting the implementation of the global goals on the national and sub-national level. At this event, the UNDG publication, “The SDGs are Coming to Life: Stories of Country Implementation and UN Support” will be launched to provide a glimpse into the early efforts of sixteen countries in implementing the SDGs and the role of the UN Country Teams (UNCTs) in the process. The sixteen countries include: Brazil, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Indonesia, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Pakistan, Philippines, Uganda and Turkmenistan

At the event, the key findings of the publication will be presented and country governments will share their reflections about the publication as well as speak about the ongoing efforts, lessons and challenges in implementing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. This event will provide an opportunity for mutual learning by sharing country experiences and for discussing the potential roles that the UN can play to further support countries on SDG implementation.


  • Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and the Chair of UN Development Group

  • H.E. Mr. Jong-moon Choi, Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

  • H.E. Ms. Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative, Pakistan

  • H.E. Mr. Patrick S. Conteh, Minister of State II, Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone

  • H.E. Mr. Temístocles Montás, Minister of Economy, Planning and Development, Dominican Republic

  • H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt (TBD)

  • Ms. Jelena Knezevic, Head of Department for Sustainable Development and Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Montenegro


  • Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, Director, UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UN DOCO).


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