BAKU, 12 July 2018 – Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Ahmadov and UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai have inaugurated today the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) stands in the Baku Boulevard.
The event has brought together some 80 government officials, representatives of the United Nations (UN) agencies, civil society, youth organisations and the media.
Two-sided colourful stands, produced by the United Nations Office in Baku and IDEA Public Union and funded by UNDP’s SDGs localisation project, display each goal in simple language and provide suggestions on how every person can contribute to their achievement.
“Raising awareness about the SDGs is vitally important to their successful implementation. Therefore, we need to work together to inform our citizens, promote engagement and encourage participation and accountability at all levels,” said Ghulam Isaczai in his opening speech.
The SDGs stands will be on display for the next four consecutive months in a hectic place of the Baku Boulevard, which hosts tens of thousands of visitors every day.