The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt will co-host the conference. The Government of Egypt is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This commitment is reflected in its understanding of the intertwined nature of sustainable development and is embodied in the framework of Egypt’s national strategy, “Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030” (SDS). The Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform is the main entity responsible for coordinating, monitoring and evaluating efforts towards the SDGs in Egypt.
Anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind, the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States supports the Arab States region to achieve sustainable development by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development, and building resilience to crises and shocks. Within this work the Regional Bureau for Arab States responds to needs across development settings including Middle Income Countries, Net Contributor Countries and countries affected by crisis, with a view to support the building of resilience, leverage the promise of innovation, and prioritize the advance of women, youth and vulnerable groups in a fast-moving development agenda as fraught with fragility as it is brimming with potential. In doing so RBAS endeavors to lead on specific development as well as a partner in galvanizing the efforts of the UN development system, international financial institutions, national and international partners, the private sector and civil society towards the collective outcomes envisaged in the Sustainable Development Goals.