July Forum

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment hosted the fourth meeting of the National SDG Stakeholder Forum on Tuesday 30 July 2019 in Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2.

At the Forum representatives from across various networks, and Government departments and interested parties explored how we can work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The theme for the session was SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

The key note address was given by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D. on 'Ireland's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals'.  The Taoiseach was introduced to the Forum by Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Pat Breen T.D., who addressed the Forum on the subject "The Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation's role in facilitating Decent Work and Economic Growth". The speeches can be viewed here.

During the day, there were a number of presentations, including those from senior officials from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Children and Youth Affairs, and Rural and Community Development. There was also a presentation on the new Ordnance Survey Ireland GeoHive, which has been developed in partnership with the Central Statistics Office and Esri Ireland, and demonstrates how we can use centrally stored data to report on Ireland's progress on the SDGs.  

Presentations from the day are available below. Also available is The Facilitator's Report of the day's proceedings, which includes all topics discussed at the forum.