WB’s Mohieldin co-leads Global Councils on Sustainable Development Goals

Egyptian prominent economic liberaliser and senior World Bank official Mahmoud Mohieldin will co-lead the Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, launched at a pre-World Government Summit (WGS) session heard in Dubai.

The Global Councils for Sustainable Development Goals is a new initiative aimed at supporting global efforts to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) 2030.

The initiative will include major policy makers from different aspects, including representatives of governments of states, global organisations and agencies, business community, and academic institutions.

Each council will have its chairperson and senior managers from more than 90 countries worldwide.

The initiative will represent an innovative global platform that is conducive to exchanging views and experiences, and identifying best practices that can be translated into practical realistic applications in order to achieve SDGs.

In addition to Mohieldin, the councils will be led by;

  • UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi;
  • Maltese Health Minister Chris Fearne;
  • UNESCO’s former director-general Irina Bokova;
  • International Renewable Energy Agency’s director-general Adnan Amin;
  • Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury;
  • Smart Dubai Office’s director general Aisha Bin Bishr;
  • New Zealand’s former prime minister Helen Clark;
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) deputy secretary-general Mari Kiviniemi