The Ministry of Economic Affairs is collaborating with the United Nations Country Team in Malaysia, to organise this inaugural SDG Summit for Malaysia with the theme of “Accelerating Progress on the SDGs: Whole of Nation Approach”. The two-day Summit is expected to have 1,000 participants from Government, UN, Civil Society, Academia, youth and the private sector. In September 2015, all 193 member countries of the United Nations unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its implementation framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that charts in detail a way forward to ensure a future that is sustainable for people, planet, peace and prosperity – with the understanding that it can only be achieved through a spirit of partnership between government, private sector, and civil society. The 2030 Agenda is the most transformative and ambitious plan ever crafted by the global community with 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators – that balance the economic, social and environmental pillars of development. These global goals and targets are universal in nature – they apply to all countries, developed and developing and they are interconnected. The key measure of their achievement will be in having no one left behind and a planet that is future proof for generations to come.