FG, UN, Sa­hara Group to pro­mote SDGs

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Mo­hammed Shosanya, La­gos

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the United Na­tions and Sa­hara Group, will host a pri­vate sec­tor fo­rum to dis­cuss how to de­velop univer­sal sus­tain­able agenda in Nige­ria.

The re­sults of the planned work­shop would ini­ti­ate a new UN global re­port on busi­ness and Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals (SDGs) spear­headed by the UN Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals Fund (SDG-F).

The work­shop, tagged: “Busi­ness Con­tri­bu­tion to a Univer­sal Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Agenda,” would hold July 14, 2016, at the Transcorp Hil­ton Ho­tel, Abuja, Nige­ria.

Heads of pub­lic sec­tor paras­tatals, pri­vate sec­tor or­gan­i­sa­tions and mul­ti­lat­eral agen­cies would par­tic­i­pate at the work­shop.

The Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant (SSA) to the Pres­i­dent on SDGs, Princess Vic­to­ria Ore­lope-Ade­fulire, said that the work­shop would high­light how busi­nesses can ef­fec­tively con­trib­ute to achiev­ing the SDGs in Nige­ria through mo­bil­i­sa­tion of fi­nance for the United Na­tions SDG Fund ini­tia­tive.

Tonye Cole, the ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor and co-founder, Sa­hara Group, said that achiev­ing multi-sec­toral col­lab­o­ra­tion in the pri­vate sec­tor re­mained a crit­i­cal re­quire­ment for driv­ing the SDGs in Nige­ria.

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