The UN adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) has been the driving force behind the global agenda on important areas like poverty alleviation & elimination of hunger, access to quality education & healthcare, environment & climate change, equity & social justice, women’s empowerment & inclusivity and so on and so forth. IPAG organized an international seminar in New York, US on October 10, 2017 on ‘Towards Sustainable Development: Lessons from MDGs & Pathway for SDGs’, participated by leading policy makers, development partners, think tanks, development economists, academics, researchers to have threadbare discussions on the lessons learned from the MDGs and the way forward to achieve SDG Agenda 2030. The event saw thought- provoking discourses and animated discussions on the opportunities and challenges of SDGs and how the SDG 17 i.e. the multi-stakeholder platform can be synergized to pool global resources at a time when there is severe funding shortfall in achieving the SDGs.
IPAG has been invited to be a member of the SDGs Global Council launched during the World Government Summit 2018, in Dubai in collaboration with the UN, World Bank, OECD and supported by the Dubai Government. It is an interdisciplinary network of decision makers from governments, international organizations, academia, and private-sector across different countries sharing innovative practices and the creative implementation of the SDGs at the national and global levels. IPAG is on a fast track to have earned the confidence of important global stakeholders within such a short time.
In South Asia, IPAG works closely with important regional partners like the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FICCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in promoting regional trade and investment. At a global level, IPAG is one of the most active members of the Global Trade & Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) and has been making positive contributions on formulating policies for promotion of global trade.
Policy Brief on “Incentivizing the Private Sector to Support UN’s SDGs” for the G20 Leadership Summit, Nov 21-22, 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
IPAG is also the co-host of the SDSN Bangladesh Chapter to help Bangladesh achieve SDGs. Under the office of UN Secretary General and led by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, the world-renowned economist and Professor of the Columbia University, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilizes global knowledge and expertise to promote implementable solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).