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Georgia Hosts International Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

Over 150 representatives from twenty-five countries are getting together in Tbilisi, Georgia, from October 31 – November 2, 2017, to discuss best policy and practice in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the focus on SDG16 – Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.

The 16+ Forum 2017: From Words to Action will focus on the successes and challenges faced by the countries as they, in partnership with civil society, strive to improve governance, ensure rule of law, fight corruption, introduce innovation to public services, resolve conflict, and work towards sustaining peace.

The 16+ Forum is hosted by the Government of Georgia – the Administration of the Government of  Georgia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice – in partnership with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and co-organisers and supporters: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Government of Sweden, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), GIZ, Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Tetra Tech ARD and civil society partners – the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG).

The 16+ Forum in Tbilisi will be officially opened on October 31, by Mikheil Janelidze, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and Niels Scott, Head of the United Nations in Georgia.