Minister Al-Mashat said that the joint program between the Government of Egypt and the UN aims to identify the financing gap of the SDGs, assess the current situation of the financing directed to the global goals, as well as encourage private sector engagement and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to access mechanisms of innovative finance to progress towards the SDGs.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi said that Egypt was very keen to settle the sustainable development goals [SDGs] and to merge it in its development programs and policies in all aspects since a very long time.
Executive Director for Egypt, in the International Monetary Fund [IMF] Mahmoud Mohi al dien said that the United Nations considers Haya Karima National Project as the best application for SDGs around the world the world.
El-Said explained that Egypt's 3rd VNR covers all 17 sustainable development goals, and includes challenges and gaps, as well as achievements and success factors.
Shocks resulting from COVID-19 emphasised urgent need to renew efforts to achieve UN’s SDGs, says Hala El-Said.
Egypt has also endorsed sustainability standards to guarantee transformation to a green economy, she added.
Dr. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development indicated the importance of adopting a participatory approach.
The Minister of International Cooperation clarified that these projects contribute to 13 SDGS.
Several Arab countries, mainly Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Tunisia, presented the most prominent achievements they had made to prepare their respective voluntary national reports.
The protocol was signed in cooperation with the Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund.
That was during her participation via videoconferencing in the symposium on "Sustainable Development Goals after the Coronavirus Pandemic" organized by Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
As part of this broader scope of work, UNDP and the Egyptian private equity Catalyst Private Equity (CPE) will put in practice an impact measurement towards the SDGs of private sector enterprises and private investments.
Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Said stated Monday that the ministry is currently preparing the third voluntary report.
Egypt’s National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (NIGSD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on Wednesday, with the United Nations University that will see cooperation in a range of fields.
In a statement on Wednesday, she said Egypt is committed to cooperation and integration with development partners to accelerate the attainment of the sustainable development goals.
The report evaluates the Arab national platforms for the sustainable development goals,
The call for application is now open and will be closed by 31 October 2020, and applications can be sent via the attached links on the State Ministry of Information’s official Facebook page.
Mashaat made the remarks during a meeting via video conference to see off Mission Director for USAID/Egypt Sherry Carlin whose term in Egypt has ended and is scheduled to chair USAID mission in Jordan.
This comes after the UN reflected fears that efforts for combating coronavirus might risk overlooking the SDGs objectives.
The Conference will be held under the theme "Taking action for Environmental Sustainability and Prosperity in Africa"