By Bakary Ceesay
The Gambia will host an international forum on the theme localizing the UN Agenda 2030, on 28-29 October, 2019.
The forum is organized by the Government of The Gambia in collaboration with the Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Secretariat, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team in The Gambia, the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), and the International Peace Institute (IPI.
According to a statement from the coordinators the PSSG, the forum offers a unique opportunity to bring together, in Banjul, government officials and municipal authorities, the UN system, bilateral and regional entities, entrepreneurs, and community representatives coming from Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone to stimulate and exchange ideas on localizing the 2030 Agenda, thereby promoting integration, inclusiveness and sustainable development.
The programmes will advance tangible improvement in the daily lives of people towards the transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda.
It will also include a cultural festival to promote peace, unity and progress in the New Gambia, to be held at Q City Brusubi Turn-table on Monday, October 28.