The SDGs Advisory Unit was established in August 2017 to provide technical, policy and strategic support to the President in his global role as Co-Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Eminent Group of Advocates.
The Unit serves as the Secretariat of the High-Level Ministerial Committee on the SDGs established in 2017 to provide leadership and strategic oversight to implementation of the Goals.
With time, the work of the Unit has been expanded to include other intergovernmental engagements that bear on the SDGs.
Years of SUPPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
Providing advice to the President on global and regional developments on the implementation of the SDGs and recommending catalytic initiatives to spur action in response to emerging critical challenges and opportunities in the march towards the global goals.
Facilitating engagements between the President and strategic local and global development actors, including political leaders and businesses to drive the implementation of the SDGs.
Supporting the President to promote the use of advance science, cutting-edge technology and smart solutions in response to the critical challenges to the implementation of the SDGs.
Promoting awareness creation, sustaining interest and influencing actions on the SDGs.
With time, the work of the Unit has been expanded to include other intergovernmental engagements that bear on the SDGs. Notably, the Unit also provides technical backstopping to the President in his role as Chairperson of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), as well as in the President’s capacity as a member of the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.