With her activities and programs the H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma Foundation supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and helps the Least Developed countries (LDC’s), the Land Locked Developing Countries (LLDC’s) and Small Island Developing States in implementing the Paris Agreement.
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic United Nations Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals. Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals.
For a successful implementation sufficient availability and access to light and energy are more or less conditional for the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 16.
Thanks to her contribution with the Initiative MAMA-LIGHT® for Sustainable Energy, H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma got invited to attended the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 to witness the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. During the Solutions Summit, a part of the summit, the Initiative MAMA-LIGHT® for Sustainable Energy got selected as one of the break-through solutions for achieving the sustainable development goals, see also here.
The official Signing Ceremony took place in April 2016. Part of this Signing Ceremony was a high-level event that focused on highlighting how all actors of society and economy can accelerate action, learn from each other, and replicate and scale successful initiatives and activities that will deliver the transformative implementation of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement and of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma was one of the speakers of this high-level event, see also here.