In September 2015, all 193 member countries of the United Nations unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its implementation framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that charts in detail a way forward to ensure a future that is sustainable for people, planet, peace and prosperity – with the understanding that it can only be achieved through a spirit of partnership between government, private sector, and civil society.

The 2030 Agenda is the most transformative and ambitious plan ever crafted by the global community with 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators – that balance the economic, social and environmental pillars of development. These global goals and targets are universal in nature – they apply to all countries, developed and developing and they are interconnected. The key measure of their achievement will be in having no one left behind and a planet that is future proof for generations to come.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs is collaborating with the United Nations in Malaysia, to organise this inaugural SDG Summit for Malaysia, on November 6-7, 2019. The two-day Summit is expected to have 1,000 participants from Government, UN, Civil Society, Academia, youth and the private sector. The theme of the Summit is “Accelerating Progress on the SDGs: Whole of Nation Approach”.


The key objectives of the Summit are:

  1. To review SDG progress in the country and share best practices
  2. To showcase commitments, pledges and/or contributions by Government, private sector and civil society towards attainment of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs
  3. To provide a multi-stakeholder platform to identify strategies to accelerate efforts towards addressing key bottleneck issues that could be incorporated in Malaysia’s development planning and budgeting
  4. To set in motion a whole of nation approach involving all parts of Government – ministries, agencies at federal, state and district levels; private sector and civil society
  5. To deepen horizontal and vertical policy coherence vis-à-vis the 2030 Agenda and SDGs


Wide multi-stakeholder participation in this Summit is expected to yield the following outcomes:

  1. A sense of public ownership and greater awareness on how the different parts of government, business, civil society and youth can contribute towards SDG attainment.
  2. Better understanding of the SDG-related issues that need to be overcome.
  3. Development of ideas and strategies to move the 2030 Agenda forward.


Energizing of partnerships and a whole of nation approach for the SDGs.

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Keynote Address by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed Prime Minister of Malaysia


Malaysia SDG Summit 2019 Report


Presentation slide of SDG Summit under Plenary Session
Plenary 1 Strategies To Leave No One Behind by Dr. Muhammed Abdul Khalid Download
Accelerating Progress on the SDGs Whole of Nation Approach by YB Jannie Lasimbang Download
Malaysia SDG Summiit 2019 Disability Inclusive SDGs by YB Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan Download
Plenary 2 Keynote Speaker by Prof Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi Download
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions by Panelist 5 Mr. Jerald Joseph Download
Plenary 3 Whole of Nation Approach by Moderator Stefan Priesner Download
Issues & Challenges by YBrs Puan Zakiah Jaafar Download
Whole of Nation Approach : CSO Perspective by Prof Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria Download
Plenary 4 Greening the Oil & Gas Sector for Sustained Economic Development by Mr. Mazuin bin Ismail Download
Where are we now? by Joy Jacqueline Pereira Download
Balancing Economic Growth with Environmental Sustainability by YBrs Puan Hildah Hamzah Download
The value of conserving biodiversity and natural resources - Community’s Perspectives by Jason Hon Download
Advancing Green Growth In The Energy Sector by Henrik Rytter Jensen Download
Balancing Economic Growth With Environment Sustainability by YBrs Dr Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu Download
Plenary 5 Dato’ Suriani Binti Dato’ Ahmad Secretary General, Ministry Of Communications And Multimedia Malaysia Download
Budget 2020 and Women SDG Summit by Johan Download
Unlocking Women’s Full Potential by Jasmine Begum Download
Presentation slide of SDG Summit under Parallel Session
Parallel 1 Localizing Sustainable Development Goalsand New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Malaysia Spatial Development by Dato’ TPr Mohd Anuar bin Maidin Download
State and Local Goverment by Mr. Jeffrey FK Phang Download
Local Governments Role in The Implementation of SDG by TPR. Noraini Binti Roslan Download
Localizing The SDGs in Malaysia by Mir Nadia Nivin Download
Parallel 2 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - CSR for SGDs Download
Sime Darby Property Sustainability in Action to Support the SDGs Download
HSBC Amanah - Investment for SDGs Download
Digi - SDGs and Innovation Download
Sustainability Supply Chain The Export Agenda by Mr Jai Shankar MATRADE Download
Parallel 3 Strategic Direction of SDG Academic Network by Dr. Dzulkifli Download
Welcome Remarks Academes in Action by Rashila Ramli Download
Dr. Dzulkifli's Newspaper Cutout Download
The Sustainability Led University - Professor Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah Download
Does The Future Look Bright To Implement SDGs in Malaysia Download
Mobilizing Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Through Flagship Project by Asst. Prof. Dr. Irina Safitri Zen Download
SDG Academic Network Forum by Prof Dr. Sarjit S. Grill Download
Promoting the SDG Academic Forum for better health by Prof Dr Ng Chiu Wan_health Download
Research Thrusts on Health and Well-being (SDG 3) University of Malaya by Prof CJ Ng_University of Malaya Download
Accelerating SDGs In Policy & Services At The Local Levels : Civil Society Perspective Download
Parallel 4 Legal Identity & Statelessness – SDG 16.9 by Melinda & Maalini Download
Voices Of Indigenous Peoples In Malaysia Download
Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement Download
Parallel 5 Activity Citizen Network by Download
Youth For Sustainable Development by Eira Download
Parallel Session on Youth Download
Malaysian Youth Council Download
Parallel 6 U-Report - Aspirations for a Better Malaysia Download