Press Release


The g7+ held a Technical Meeting to review progress of the Sustainable Development Goals implementation at the country level

The g7+ held a Technical Meeting on the progress of the implementation of the sustainable Development Goals in Dili, Timor-Leste, from 23 to 25 November 2016. The objective were to finalize the monitoring and reporting mechanism of the priority SDG indicators.  


The meeting was attended by Chair of the g7+, H.E. Momudu Lamin Kargbo, Eminent Person, H.E. Xanana Gusmão, Minister of Social Affairs and National Reconciliation, H.E. Virginie Baíkoua,  g7+ Focal Points, Officials from National Statistical, Development Partners, CSPPS, and Timor-Leste National University Students.

The g7+ Secretariat will work with assigned focal points from member countries to coordinate on the monitoring of the indicators at the country level. Members agreed on the mechanism to monitor and report on the SDG indicators. The report is expected to be finalized by the end of the first quarter of 2017 that will be presented in the High Level Meeting that will be held in March 2017, in Timor-Leste.

In addition, the meeting also provided an opportunity for members to discuss two important pillars under the New Deal Implementation namely the use of country system and the Fragility assessment.


Based on the discussion, the g7+ will produce a policy on the use of country system that will unify the position of the members on the matter. Lessons were shared by the member countries who conducted the fragility assessment. These lessons will provide inputs to the revised Fragility Spectrum.


In the last day of the meeting, participants visited Oe-Cusse Enclave, a Special Zones of Social Market Economy (ZEEMS) in which the government of Timor-Leste is investing to diversify the economy revenues in the country. END