Regional platform to share SDG strategies for Southeast Asian nations

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From left: Saleumxay Kommasith, Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister for Development Planning, Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Malaysian Minister in charge of the Economic Planning Unit. Edillon, Tan Sri Jefrey Cheah, and Woo during plenary discussion.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are based on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals came into effect in January 2016 and are targeted to be achieved by 2030. However, the United Nations and its member countries are aware of the reality that a lot of turbulence and headwinds must be navigated to achieve these ambitious 17 goals.

Understanding the challenges in achieving the goals, The Jeffrey Sachs Centre on Sustainable Development at Sunway University created