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Emirates News Agency – As part of his visit to the United Arab Emirates, the Bahraini minister met with the heads and vice-chairs of the global councils for the Sustainable Development Goals.


DUBAI, 18th June, 2020 (WAM) — Noor Al-Khalif, Minister of Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of Bahrain, met with the presidents and vice-presidents of several global councils during his official visit to the United Arab Emirates. The Sustainable Development Goals, the initiative of the Global Councils, their roles and tasks, and global sustainable efforts to monitor the promotion of achieving them at the meeting where the Development Goals were introduced.

Participants in the meeting included His Excellency Abdullah Nasser Loota, Assistant Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Competitiveness and Knowledge Transfer, Vice President of the Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals, and Dr. Tariq Al Qurg, CEO and Vice President of Dubai Cares. of the Council related to the fourth goal, and His Excellency Younis Al Nasser, Assistant Director General of the Dubai Cares Office. Smart Dubai, Managing Director of Dubai Data Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Global Council at Goal 11, Ibrahim Al- Abu Dhabi National Oil Company “ADNOC” for Sustainability and Climate Senior Vice President Zoubi, Chair of the Council for Goal 13 and Dr Sandal Tarim, Executive Director of Noor Dubai Foundation and member of the Board of Trustees. The Chairman of the Council for Goals 1, 3, 4, 5, Dr. Sonia bin Jaber, Executive Director of the Abdullah Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, Chair of the Global Council on Goals 4, 8 and 17 and Qawla Al Muhairi, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Relations at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.

His Excellency Noor Al-Khalifa praised the UAE’s pivotal role in leading global efforts to achieve sustainable development and the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Achieving the goals of the global sustainability agenda.

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For his part, Abdullah Loutha emphasized that the Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals launched in 2018 reflect the approach and methodology of the UAE under the leadership of the Head of State, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. God protect him”, and the directives of the Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. May God protect the UAE, the Prime Minister and the Ruler of Dubai, by strengthening the framework of international cooperation and expanding the circle of partnership. A higher global level that will reflect positively on societies and benefit them and future generations. In achieving goals.

The Vice-President of the Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals said that since the start of their second session in 2021, the Councils have continued to work to advance efforts, stimulate initiatives and support projects aimed at achieving the 2030 Agenda in light. He pointed out that amid the rapid challenges the world is going through in confronting efforts to translate the global Sustainable Development Goals, the integrated formula for the work of councils has helped accelerate the pace of work and achievements in their programs and initiatives.

During this meeting, His Excellency Noor Al-Khalif learned about the initiative of the Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals, its mechanism of action, its tasks and objectives, and was briefed by the presidents and vice-presidents of the councils who participated in the meeting. Developments in the work of the second session of the Councils and what they were able to achieve during the two-year period.

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The Bahraini minister also learned about the creation of the second session of the Global Councils for the 2021-2023 Sustainable Development Goals, many of which are led by ministers and officials in the UAE, and which consists of 18 councils. and support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through reports, initiatives and innovative projects to rebuild the world.

The working mechanism of the second session was explained to me, which adopts a more detailed model, in which the focus is shifted from the work of each group to only one goal, to work in a coherent model. Global goals in a plan can have a new structure for each council, which should have a “focus” goal and which should include a range of other goals.

The Global Councils for the Sustainable Development Goals represent an international, interdisciplinary network of decision-makers in governments, international organizations, academic institutions, social enterprises and private sector organizations who work together to oversee innovative programs and discuss creative ideas aimed at implementing the 17. Sustainable Development Goals at national and global levels.

In January 2022, as part of a meaningful effort to reflect the message of the UAE, the UAE Government launched the second session of the Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals as part of the Sustainability Week activities organized at Expo 2020 Dubai. Its effort to promote international action aimed at ensuring the sustainability of the planet.

The Global Councils on Sustainable Development Goals initiative was launched at its first session in 2018 as part of the work of the World Government Summit, creating a leading global platform to bring together elite government leaders, ministers, senior officials, decision makers. As pioneers of ideas and experts in financial, economic and social affairs of different countries of the world, to exchange experiences and knowledge, ideas that contribute to anticipating the future of governments.

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a set of goals set by the United Nations, also known as the 2030 Global Agenda, as a global vision and call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. 2030.

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