The National Forum on Sustainable Development will be organized on November 17 at Shangri-La Center by the National Development Agency, National Council for Sustainable Development, and the GIZ’s Integrated Mineral Resources Initiative.

The forum will become a platform for foreign and local researchers, government representatives, entrepreneurs and NGOs to engage in a broad range of discussions about the Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable development vision.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the transformative plan of action based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals, officially came into effect on January 1, 2016 and countries across the globe started addressing urgent global challenges to be discussed and resolved in the next 15 years. Within this framework, international researchers and national experts will present speeches on the Sustainable Development Goals. They will mainly focus on Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all; Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; and Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Attendees must register before 6:00 p.m. on November 9.

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