ACOSS co-hosting Australian Sustainable Development Goals Summit

2 March 2018

We are very excited to be co-hosting the second Australian Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) summit in Melbourne on 13 March 2018.

The summit is a high-level multi-stakeholder forum to advance national implementation in Australia and around the world, in line with our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals represent a crucial opportunity for the world to end poverty, protect the planet, and work in partnership to achieve peace and prosperity.

Following on from a successful inaugural SDGs Summit in 2016, the Australian SDGs Summit 2018 will explore ways to unlock the opportunities of the SDGs by taking stock of national progress on implementation across all sectors, and mapping priorities, areas for cooperation and steps for driving achievement forward.

The summit will also contribute to the development of Australia’s first Voluntary National Review on the SDGs, due to be delivered to the UN’s High Level Political Forum in July 2018.

The summit is co-organised by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Australia/Pacific (SDSN) and the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA).

ACOSS CEO Cassandar Goldie will be addressing the summit.