First SDG Dialogues held

On 7 April, President Masa delivered the Opening Keynote speech at the first SDG Dialogues: A Decade of Action – Enabling the SDGs. The Dialogue in this first round reflected on ADB’s efforts to support the SDGs, and opportunities to help developing members accelerate progress on the Goals as they recover from the COVID 19 pandemic. The discussion focused on:

  • The need to support green, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that aligns with the SDGs.

  • ADB’s response to the SDGs through financing, technical assistance, and knowledge.

  • Opportunities to innovate for and deepen support for SDG implementation.

A panel of speakers consisting among others, ADB and UNDP shared their insights. VP Bambang Susantono closed the proceedings.