19 January 2018, Kuala Lumpur: The Global Compact Network Malaysia (GCMY) and the Malaysian Civil Society Organizations (CSO)-SDG Alliance, have committed to collaborate to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Malaysians.
The CSO-SDG Alliance brings together concerned organisations doing economic and social development work, human rights and environmental initiatives.
The CSO-SDG Alliance and GCMY will collaborate on focused SDG events and activities. The collaboration is an opportunity for GCMY members to work with the CSO Alliance and engage Malaysian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), especially to implement projects and gather data on positive impacts.
Datuk Dr. Denison Jayasooria, PJN, PhD. Co Chair, Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance said “The partnership with GCMY would enhance our effectiveness in stakeholder engagement with both the public and private sector.” He added, “The CSO-SDG Alliance affirms that the key objectives of the SDGs in ensuring that ‘no one is left behind’ is of utmost importance. CSOs are committed to the effective implementation of SDGs in Malaysia and see ourselves as partners in the process.”
Puvan J Selvanathan, President of GCMY, said, “With CSO-SDG Alliance, we have a goal-driven partnership to drive concerted efforts and achieve the SDGs for Malaysians. We will promote and support CSO-SDG partnerships with our corporate members to highlight the programs done by CSOs already delivering on the SDGs.”
The CSO-SDG Alliance is expressly committed to SDG 17.16 for “multi stakeholder partnerships to mobilize knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources” and SDG 17.17 to “encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnership.”