Commission appoints Multi-stakeholder platform on the Sustainable Development Goals

Following an open selection process, the Commission has appointed 30 members to a new high-level multi-stakeholder platform to follow up on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the EU. The Platform will support and advise the European Commission on delivering the Development Goals at EU level and will provide a forum for exchange of best practice at local, regional, national and EU level. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said today: “To build a sustainable future for Europe we need to work from the grassroots up, and use the knowledge and skills of a wide range of stakeholders. I am looking forward to working closely together with the experts in this Platform to develop the vision and the tools we need to succeed in delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals.” Vice-President Jyrki Katainenadded: “Circular economy and sustainable finance are examples of the innovative European way to ensure growth and investment that do not harm our planet and our people, in all areas of the economy. The launch of the Platform is another milestone in this path. We need the experience that the Platform members bring to help us deliver results in this field.” More information on the Platform and its work is available in this press release.