National SDG Stakeholder Forum - Dublin Castle, 18 Oct

Posted on 16 Oct 2019

A key commitment in The Sustainable Development Goals, National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 was the establishment of the National SDG Stakeholder Forum. This was established in June 2018, and has held four meetings to date.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment now invites parties to register their interest in attending the Fifth Meeting of the National SDG Stakeholder Forum.

This is a free ticketed event with limited capacity of 300 so we would ask that anyone interested in attending register without delay.

When: Friday 18 October 2019, commencing at 9.45am until 4.15pm.

Where: Main Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2.

When you register, you will be asked to indicate your relevant sector – business, civil society, NGO, Government, media, academia, etc. for statistical purposes. You will also be asked to indicate your dietary preference for catering purposes.

The theme for this session of the Forum is SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

The key note presentation will be given by David Donoghue, Former Ambassador of Ireland to the United Nations who chaired the negotiations agreeing the Sustainable Development Goals back in 2015.

This will be followed by Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment Sean Canney T.D, who will speak about the National Volunteering Strategy, Public Participation Networks (PPNs) and the Sustainable Development Goal Champions.

Followed by a presentation by Columba O Dowd, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Partnerships for International Development. 

Questions and Answers will follow each of the presentations

We will then have a panel discussion with four organisations who are all part of Coalition 2030– Valerie Duffy - NYCI, David Joyce - ICTU, Niamh Garvey – Trocaire and Micheal Ewing – IEN

At the Forum we look forward to welcoming new and existing representatives from across various networks, Government departments and interested parties to explore how we can work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Registration and Agenda for the Forum are available here.

The afternoon sessions will involve an opportunity for an in-depth discussion on youth engagement in Ireland with regard to the SDGs.

Finally, as piloted so successfully at the last number of Fora, and in line with our objective of ensuring that the Forum offers an information sharing platform for as many as possible, helping to build new connections and share experiences, arrangement has been for spaces to be made available where guests can place stands and other promotion information for those in attendance. There are a total of 10 of these spaces, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis,  If you wish to avail of this opportunity, please contact to get early access to the Conference Centre from 8.30 am onwards to facilitate assemble of any promotion stands etc.