16 November 2017
UNGA President Announces Events on SDG Implementation
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UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak will hold three events related to SDG implementation.

The events will address water for sustainable development in March, youth and education in May, and SDG financing in June.

9 November 2017: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Miroslav Lajcak indicated that he will hold three events related to implementation of the SDGs. The anticipated events are related to the issues under SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals).

The UNGA will launch the International Decade for Action: Water for sustainable development 2018-2028, on 22 March 2018. In mid-May, Lajcak will convene an event on youth and education. An event on SDG financing will take place in June.

Lajcak highlighted the events in a meeting with UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) President Marie Chatardová. They also discussed coordination for the 2018 Youth Forum (30-31 January) and the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development Follow-up (FFD Forum) (23-26 April 2018). [Meeting Notes]

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