The Country Director of Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA), Chief Nat Ebo Nsarko, has advised government and global players to turn the United Nations Global Goals into actively shared objectives for all humanity, if they want to create a more sustainable world that works for all by 2030.
Speaking at a signing of a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between MPA and Ghana Civil Society Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in Accra, Mr.Nsarko said, “With the signing of the MoU, we are leveraging on SDG 17(partnerships for sustainable development) to power the rest of the goals. Our experience with the MDG’s will be brought to bear on this partnership”.
It will also coordinate the activities of both parties towards the SDGs in the country.
According to him, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must have the same significance for the literate as well as for the non-literate. Manifesting the agenda will require active participation of people and communities around the world.
The Co-chair for the Civil Society Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), George Osei Bimpeh, stated that the day marked “the beginning of efforts they can collectively undertake and that our people will feel it in their lives”.
He also added that a model galvanizing CSOs is in the right direction and reckons that partnerships with peers who have international exposure brings complementary competencies and skills.
The MoU will facilitate and coordinate the activities of both parties towards the SDGs in the country.
Specifically, it will entail disseminating the CSO Shadow report on the SDGs, fostering the establishment of the district CSO Platform, undertaking youth activities on the SDGs, in particular the Rolling ICE (Information Communication and Education) on the SDGs.
It is also expected to catalyze joint planning, monitoring and execution of SDGs activities as well as facilitating media activities on the SDGs including media training,media awards on the SDGs.
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
In September 2015, the General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, the new Agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.
Country Director of Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA), Chief Nat Ebo Nsarko(in hat) and Co-chair for the Civil Society Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals, George Osei Bimpeh signs the document.