An Taoiseach and Minister Breen address Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen, addressed the Sustainable Development Goals Stakeholder Forum on Tuesday, 30 July on the progress Ireland and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has made towards achieving our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Sustainable Development Goals Stakeholder Forum, organised by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, was established to bring together, those working on, or involved in promotion of the SDGs across Ireland and abroad.  The Forum offers a unique opportunity for policy makers, civil society, business and other interested parties to come together to share experiences and information on SDG related activities taking part at a national and international level.

The focus of the forum was on SDG 8, “Decent Work and Economic Growth”.  Minister Breen highlighted the work that is being undertaken at his Department to achieve the SDGs under their remit.  This includes initiatives such as Future Jobs Ireland, the Regional Enterprise Plans, the work of the Local Enterprise Offices and the Climate Action Plan.

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