Carole Shaw, JERA International Joint CEO at HLPF 2016

Australia reports to the High Level Political Forum in July, 2018

Australia actively participated in the UN global discussions to design the 2030 Agenda in the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing this, it supported the involvement of all development actors, including civil society organisations, the private sector, philanthropic organisations and academia. In September 2015 Australia became one of the 193 signatories to endorse 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in doing so recognises the 2030 Agenda as both a domestic and international agenda.

This means the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets become a major goal for the Australian Government and should be aligned to both national policy and the International Development Assistance Program. The 2030 Agenda is well aligned with Australia’s foreign, security, development and trade interests, especially in promoting regional stability, security and economic prosperity. As a member of the G20 Australia has recommitted to contributing to the global efforts through the ‘G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’

Australia is scheduled to present its first Australian Voluntary National Report (VNR) to the High Level Political Forum 2018.

To see the zero draft Ministerial declaration for the HLPF 2018 follow this link  2018 HLPF draft ministerial declaration – zero draft

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