FILE - Egypt's former Investment Minister and Deputy Chairman of  the World Bank  Mahmoud Mohieldin FILE - Egypt's former Investment Minister and Deputy Chairman of the World Bank Mahmoud Mohieldin

WB’s Mohieldin to co-leads Global Councils of Sustainable Development Goals

Sun, Feb. 11, 2018
Dubai - 11 February 2018: Egypt's former Investment Minister and Deputy Chairman of the World Bank Mahmoud Mohieldin will co-lead the Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, launched Saturday at a pre-World Government Summit (WGS) session in Dubai.

The Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals is a new initiative aimed at supporting global efforts to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) 2030.

The initiative will include major policy makers from different aspects, including representatives of governments of states, global organizations and agencies, business community, and academic institutions.

Each council will have its chairperson and senior managers from more than 90 countries worldwide.

The initiative will represent an innovative global platform that is conducive to exchanging views and experiences, and identifying best practices that can be translated into practical realistic applications in order to achieve SDGs.

In addition to Mohieldin, the councils will be headed by:

· UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi;

· Maltese Health MinisterChris Fearne;

· UNESCO’s former director-general Irina Bokova;

· International Renewable Energy Agency’s director-general Adnan Amin;

· Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury;

· Smart Dubai Office’s director general Aisha Bin Bishr;

· New Zealand’s former prime minister Helen Clark;

· Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) deputy secretary-general Mari Kiviniemi

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