UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SDGUN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The High Level Ministerial Committee on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) met on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in Accra.

The High LevelMinisterial Committee was inagurated by H.E.President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the commeration of his appointment as Co-Chair of the U.N. Secretary General’s Eminent Group of Advocates on September 7, 2017.

The maiden meeting of the Committee reviewed the status of implementation of the SDGs in Ghana, which was presented by the National Development Planning Commission.

Key issues raised during the meeting included:greater inter-ministerial collaboration to achieve the SDGs, alignment of our national plans with the SDGs and leveraging private sector resources for the implementation of the SDGs.

The Committee also received an update on the President’s role as Co-Chair of the Eminent Group of Advocates.

In attendance were the ministers for: Planning; Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration; Monitoring and Evaluation; Trade and Industry; Health; Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation; Education; Sanitation and Water Resources; Employment and Labour Relations; Food and Agriculture; and Fisheries and Aquaculture, along with the Deputy Minister of Finance, and represenatives from the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection.

The Minister for Planning chaired the meeting, with theSherpa of thePresident on SDGs serving as Secretary.

The Committee agreed to meet quarterly to discuss priority issues aboutthe ongoing implementation of the SDGs.

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