In September 2015, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and enhance global sustainability through a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With this ambitious agenda, the UN and the international community are setting out to change the world in a way that “no one is left behind”. In contrast to the Millennium Development Goals, the predecessor of the SDGs which were only intended for the developing world, the new agenda is valid for industrialized and developing countries alike.
Against this background, the Japanese-German Center Berlin is organizing this conference, in which Thomas SILBERHORN (Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), DŌMICHI Hideaki (Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency) and Dr. David NABARRO (Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) will present the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and introduce German and Japanese core areas. Following these key-note speeches, specific goals will be discussed in more detail: energy (goal 7), health (goal 3) and global partnership (goal 17).
Languages of the conference are German, Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation.