The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is one of the 33 organisations that have joined Aliança Catalunya 2030, signing an agreement to promote and support efforts to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The signing ceremony, which took place last Friday at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site in Barcelona, was attended by Quim Torra (President of the Government of Catalonia), Pere Aragonés (Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance) and Alfred Bosch (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency). ISGlobal was represented by its general director, Antoni Plasència.
The agreement, a short document signed by all of the members, represents a shared vision of how Catalonia can contribute to furthering the achievement of the SDG. It defines the role and commitment required of all the different social agents if we are to build a sustainable future that leaves no one behind and does not overburden the natural environment, with the aim of making Catalonia and the world a better place by 2030.
The 33 initial signatories are the institutions considered pioneers in Catalonia in fostering and supporting actions designed to achieve the SDG. The aim in the coming months is to add new members to the alliance.