Malaysia has released a publication highlighting best practices and initiatives that contribute to achieving the SDGs.
Malaysia presented its VNR during the 2017 session of the HLPF.
30 August 2017: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Malaysia has released a publication that presents initiatives that aim to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The publication highlights best practices that are aligned with the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) and the SDGs.
Malaysia was one of 43 countries that presented a Voluntary National Review (VNR) of its SDG progress at the 2017 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). During its VNR presentation, Malaysia highlighted its formulation of a National SDG Roadmap to guide SDG implementation. To promote stakeholder participation, Malaysia established a multi-stakeholder, participatory governance structure to support SDG implementation, held two national SDG symposiums and held a mapping exercise with civil society and the private sector to align the SDGs with the 11th Malaysia Plan initiatives, among other actions.
‘Rising to the Challenge: Malaysia’s Contribution to the SDGs’ presents opportunities for scaling up, institutionalizing and mainstreaming initiatives that contribute to both the 11th Malaysia Plan and the SDGs.
The publication, titled ‘Rising to the Challenge: Malaysia’s Contribution to the SDGs,’ presents opportunities for scaling up, institutionalizing and mainstreaming the initiatives. All of the featured initiatives contribute to both the 11th Malaysia Plan and the SDGs and have opportunity for impact, scalability and transferability.
The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and WWF-Malaysia contributed to the publication. The SDSN Malaysia chapter was launched in October 2013, with the aim of supporting Malaysia in achieving its development goals and mobilizing knowledge, scientific and technical expertise to support sustainable development solutions. [SDSN Press Release] [SDSN Malaysia Website] [Malaysia VNR Summary]