UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed is to visit Belarus on 20-21 February, the press service of the Council of the Republic reports.
The Sustainable Development Goals are one the agenda!
The working visit is dedicated to the Regional Forum of Sustainable Development Goals Coordinators that will take place in Minsk on 21 February.
Amina J. Mohammed will also visit the national rehabilitation center for children with disabilities and the National Library.
There the UN deputy secretary general will meet representatives of the Belarusian youth, including young MPs.
Who else is coming?
High government officials and representatives of international organizations of more than 40 countries are expected to attend the event.
The forum participants will share their experience in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and discuss the implementation of the Agenda-2030.
“Such dialogue will facilitate the dissemination of the best practices and innovative approaches to the achieving of the SDGs.
It will provide a platform for the establishment of a regional network of national SDG coordinators,” the press service noted.
The United Nations adopted the Agenda-2030 in September 2015.
It includes 17 goals aimed at eradicating poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, mitigating the climate change among the other issues.
To achieve the SDGs the Belarusian government has already approved the national strategy of sustainable social and economic development up to 2030.
The head of state has appointed Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Republic Marianna Shchetkina as national coordinator for the SDGs.
In achieving the SDGs the government cooperates with the business community, civil society and international organizations.