Jump-starting the SDGs: Lessons from Early Adopters on Policy Shifts to Accelerate Progress

World Resources Institute and the Governments of Colombia and Switzerland 
cordially invite you to

This high-level event will showcase experiences of countries that will be the first movers on internalizing the SDGs. It will highlight outstanding issues, commonalities and differences among member states’ experiences thus far, and spur reflection on the challenges and opportunities of SDG implementation for a variety of stakeholders.

Sunday, 27 September 2015 • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. • UN Conference Room 12 
(You will need to register to attend)


  • H.E. Mr. Simón Gaviria, Minister for Planning, Colombia
  • H.E. Mr. Régis Immongault, Minister of Economy, Gabon
  • H.E. Ms. Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden
  • H.E. Mr. Manuel Sager, State Secretary and Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland
  • Ms. Paula Caballero, Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources, The World Bank
  • Ms. Elizabeth Cousens, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation
  • Mr. Manish Bapna, Managing Director and Executive Vice President, World Resources Institute (Moderator)

Register here: 


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