"LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND"
BY LOCALIZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The work of the APPGM SDG is progressing well since 2020 and for 2023 we have many new opportunities for localizing SDGs in Malaysian society.
We have good teamwork among the Members of Parliament from both sides of the divide. We all share some common interests concerning people at the constituency level. We also recognize that many unresolved issues impact ordinary people including the devastation of both Covid and now more recently the floods. These have had an impact on the economy, the environment, and the emotional well-being of all the different communities.
APPGMS WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF PARLIAMENT MALAYSIA
14th PARLIAMENT OF MALAYSIA
The All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia was first established on October 17, 2019. The idea for this was first proposed by then Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, the late YB Datuk Liew Vui Keong, in his speech at the Parliament. He said that the APPGM represents a forum or platform for MPs from both chambers of Parliament to be involved in topics of public interest. The APPGMs could work with people outside parliament such as academics, professionals, and NGOs as partners.
The Minister then announced the APPGM on SDGs as the first in a series of APPGMs to be approved. He noted that Professor Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria who was then the Co-chair of the Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance, would serve as the Head of the Secretariat.
Parliament required a formal application for the formation of the APPGM SDG, which was submitted by YB Maria Chin Abdullah as the first Chair of the APPGM-SDG on October 22, 2019.
On October 10, 2022, the 14th Parliament was dissolved to make way for the 15th General Elections. With the dissolution of Parliament, the APPGMs were also dissolved.
During the period from October 11, 2022, to March 21, 2023, the Society for the Promotion of SDGs as the legal entity of the Secretariat (ref no) undertook and implemented all the decisions of the APPGM-SDG made during the 14th Malaysian Parliament.
The SDG Society is registered with the Registrar of Society (RoS) and approved by the Ministry of Finance to operate the allocated funds from 2020. Monthly financial and activity reports are submitted to the Parliament, the EPU and the Ministry of Finance. An annual report with audited statements of accounts is released to MPs on a yearly basis, and uploaded on the Parliament website.
15th PARLIAMENT OF MALAYSIA
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) YB Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said during her speech in Parliament on March 21, 2023, announced the establishment of the APPGMs. All APPGMs were invited to reapply for their establishment in the 15th Parliament session. The application forms must include the list of supporting MPs.
YB Isnaraissah Munirah binti Majilis (MP for Kota Belud) who is the pro-tem Chair of the APPGM-SDG, signed the application form for the formation of the APPGM SDG with a list of the supporting MPs, partner organizations (including the Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance) and the Society for the Promotion of SDGs as the secretariat.
The secretary of the Malaysian Parliament sent us an approval letter confirming the formation of the APPGM-SDG dated March 21, 2023.
Info on the Parliament Website
10 MAJOR THRUSTS OF APPGM-SDG WORK FOR 2023
appgm-sdg high committee
YB PUAN MUNIRAH MAJILIS
CHAIR OF APPGM-SDG
YB DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH
DEPUTY CHAIR OF APPGM-SDG
PROF DATUK DR
PROF DATUK DR
HEAD OF SECRETARIAT OF APPGM-SDG
PUBLICATION AND REPORTS
REPORT, JOURNAL AND PUBLICATION
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