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Dr. Yumkella speaks on ‘Clean Cooking Delivery Units’ at UNGA

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Sierra Leone’s Chairman on Presidential Initiative on Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Food Security, Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella has addressed participants at the Achieving Net-Zero Cooking for All by 2050 event at the UN Headquarters in New York on the importance of the Clean Cooking Delivery Units.

Dr. Yumkella discussed potential solutions to tackle the lack of clean, sustainable household energy for cooking around the globe and the aim of protecting people’s health and our planet while achieving net zero cooking for all by 2050.

Side Event at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Weekend is organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank to maximise the SDG Summit’s impact.

The SDG Action Weekend which consists of the SDG Mobilisation Day was held on Saturday, 16 September, and the SDG Acceleration Day on Sunday, 17 September at UNHQ in New York.

The UN Secretary General has convened the SDG Action Weekend, which generates opportunities for stakeholders, UN entities and Member States to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and set out specific commitments and contributions to drive SDG transformation between now and 2030.

The SDG Action Weekend includes a select number of high-level side-events identified through an open call that concluded in August. They are jointly organised by coalitions of Member States, UN agencies and other international organizations, and global stakeholder networks.

Civil society, the private sector, youth, scientists, local and regional governments, and other stakeholders all have a key role in the implementation of the SDGs. Their participation, contributions and catalytic mobilisation will be essential to the success of the SDG Summit and its follow-up.

The SDG Action Weekend generates opportunities for UN Member States, UN entities, and other stakeholders to set out specific commitments and contributions to drive SDG transformation between now and 2030.

SDG Acceleration Day aims to profile actions, investments, and support to accelerate country-level implementation, building on high-impact initiatives that the UN development system is mobilizing around in advance of the SDG Summit.

The Day showcased countries or contexts where significant progress is being made alongside coalitions of governments and stakeholders who commit to specific, tangible actions to scale initiatives in line with national priorities.

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