On February 9, 2021 The Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) and the Government of Karnataka signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) at Bengaluru, Karnataka to work closely to implement the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) more effectively in the state and to expand the scope of the sustainable future.
Purpose: To implement SDG more effectively in the State
i.Dr Asif Iqbal, President of IETO and Ms Shalini Rajneesh (IAS), Principal Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka signed the MoU.
ii.The MoU was signed in the presence of Ms Jette Bjerrum, the Consul General of Denmark in Bangalore, Mr Chris Pohl, Vice Chairman of the India Africa Trade Council, Mr B. Ramakrishnan India Africa Trade Council(IATC) Director Comesa region among others.
Benefit of the Partnership
This partnership will improve Karnataka’s ranking at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Note: Karnataka has a vision to achieve SDGs in 2030
Highlights of the Event:
i.A roundtable discussion was held to discuss the feasibility of ground implementation with the IETO national board members across the country
- Discussion was held in presence of Ms Shalini Rajneesh and Ms Jette Bjerrum
ii.The latest edition of Diplomatist Magazine was launched during the event. Along with this, SDG Booklet was released by Karnataka government and the Karnataka planning and statistics products availability book by the dignitaries.
What are Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)?
Launch– It 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 SDGs was launched by the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) in 2015.
Purpose– SDG or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals that are designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
1- No Poverty, 2- Zero Hunger, 3- Good Health and Well-being, 4- Quality Education, 5- Gender Equality, 6- Clean Water and Sanitation, 7- Affordable and Clean Energy, 8- Decent Work and Economic Growth
9- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 10- Reduced Inequality, 11- Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12- Responsible Consumption and Production, 13- Climate Action, 14- Life Below Water, 15- Life on Land, 16- Peace and Justice Strong Institutions, 17- Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Recent Related News:
On 20th November 2020, SDG Finance Facility platform at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Invest India launched the SDG Investor Map Report for India, which presents 18 investment opportunities areas (IOAs) in 6 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) enabling sectors that will support India to advance in sustainable development.
About Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO):
President– Dr Asif Iqbal
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka
NickName of Karnataka Cities:
Bengaluru– Garden City of India, Silicon Valley of India, Space City of India, Science City of India, IT Capital of India
Kolar- Golden City of India
Chikmagalur- Coffee land