December Forum

​The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment now invites parties to register their interest in attending the sixth meeting of the National SDG Stakeholder Forum.

This is a free ticketed event with limited capacity of 300 so we would ask that anyone interested in attending register without delay.


When: Wednesday 18th December 2019, commencing at 9.45am until 5.15pm.

Where: Main Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2.

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When you register, we will ask you to indicate your relevant sector – business, civil society, NGO, Government, media, academia, etc. for statistical purposes.
You will also be asked to indicate your dietary preference for catering purposes.

We will address a number of items during this session of the Forum with a panel discussion on SDG 2: Zero Hunger to start the morning off. It will be a diverse panel including Aidan Fitzpatrick, from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Aoibheann O'Brien CEO of Food Cloud, Philip Alston United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Judith Hitchman, President Urgeni International.

We will follow this with three speakers on SDG 17 :Partnership for the Goals from a business perspective with Chambers Ireland – James Kiernan, Business In The Community - Tomás Sercovich and Grow Circle - Karen O'Donohue.

In the afternoon we will have the key note presentation from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D, who will speak about the support that the Department is providing to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and the UN World Food Programme systems in the context of SDG 2 Zero Hunger as well as on the broader work that the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine undertakes in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals. Following the Key note address we will have breakout sessions which will involve an opportunity for an in-depth discussion on the next National Implementation Plan and Stakeholder Consultation on same.
At the Forum we look forward to welcoming new and existing representatives from across various networks, Government departments and interested parties to explore how we can work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

We look forward to welcoming you to your Forum on the 18th December.

See the Agenda for the outline of the day's events.

This is a Government of Ireland initiative through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment may wish to contact you/your organisation in the future in relation to other SDG events. An option is provided at the end to opt in or out, where a respondent selects to opt out your contact details will not be retained or used for any future SDG events. If you chose to opt in, your contact details will be retained for four years in support of national implementation of the SDGs and possible engagement for future events.

Please note the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment requires interested stakeholders to provide certain personal data in order to provide services and carry out the functions of the Department. Your personal data may be exchanged with other Government Departments and Agencies in certain circumstances, where lawful. Full details can be found in the Data Privacy Notice which explains how we collect and use your personal details.