23 September 2016, New York

 H.E. Minister Abdusalam H. Omer addressed the “SDGs Coming to Life – Envisioning a common and resilient future”meeting on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York. He was joined on the panel by H.E. Helen Clark, the UNDP Administrator and H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German Minister for Foreign Affairs as well as distinguished guests from the media, civil society and the private sector. 

In his statement, Minister Omer made clear that achieving the SDG’s was a priority for the Somali Government and that an excellent start has been made with the completion of the first post-civil war National Development Plan. Minister Omer spoke of Somalia’s SDG priorities and urged all partners to work with the Somali government and people to achieve progress and prosperity in line with the SDG’s.