Global Citizen, a U.S.-based organization, mobilizes global youth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting hosted by Rwanda underscores the nation’s commitment to sustainable development initiatives. In 2015, Rwanda was chosen to host the Africa Sustainable Development Goals Center (SDGC/A) during the official launch of the SDGs in New York.
The SDGC/A focuses on addressing the shortcomings of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which concluded in 2015. The 2030 SDG agenda aims to tackle crucial issues such as eradicating extreme poverty, combating inequality and injustice, and developing strategies to counter the effects of climate change.
The mission of the SDGC/A is to ensure that, by 2030, every African country has fully realized its commitments to the 17 pillars of sustainable development goals. This underscores Rwanda’s dedication to the global effort to create a more sustainable and equitable future.