A major priority of the 70th President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft is to support prompt and inclusive implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It builds on the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals and seeks to address their unfinished business. The 2030 Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda complements and is an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Paris Climate Agreement was adopted in December 2015 in Paris and will be signed in New York on 22 April 2016.

Given the broader framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its strong interlinkages with the Climate Agreement, the President will convene a High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on 21 April 2016.

This event will serve to significantly increase international awareness and political momentum around the implementation of the SDGs. It will bring together global political, business and civil society leaders in New York to focus on kick-starting SDG implementation. It will also be a unique opportunity to address the synergy between the COP21 outcome and the 2030 Agenda. Leaders will be offered a platform to catalyse action, discuss concrete steps forward and mobilize potential implementation partners.

For more information, please visit http://www.un.org/pga/70/events/sdgs/

City: New York