Second Regional SDG summit

beyond covid -

towards just recovery

in central asia

16-17 june 2022

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Following on from the successful outcomes of the First Regional Summit on SDG Financing held back in November 2019, Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, United Nations Development Programme and European Union have come together to organize a Second Regional SDG Summit on 16-17 June 2022 in Almaty themed Beyond COVID—Towards Just Recovery in Central Asia.

The Second Regional SDG Summit represent a crucial opportunity for the region to unite efforts towards ending poverty, protecting the Planet, and working in partnership to achieve peace and prosperity. The Second Regional SDG Summit will explore ways to unlock the opportunities of the SDGs for all sectors, by taking stock of national and regional progress in SDG implementation, and mapping priorities, opportunities and steps for driving implementation forward.

The Summit will bring together political and thought leaders, private sector, civil society and international organizations from Central Asian region  in a series of high-level discussions providing an opportunity to explore the ways to accelerate actions towards achieving the SDGs.

We are very much pleased to invite you to attend the Second Regional SDG Summit – Beyond COVID—Towards Just Recovery in Central Asia.  

about the summit

To move forward in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, bold action and innovative partnerships are needed at both the national and regional levels in the countries of Central Asia. This requires collaboration and communication across countries, sectors, and disciplines. All actors – public, private, national and international – have a role to play in ensuring that the necessary steps are taken to achieve sustainable development.

For this reason, the Government of Kazakhstan in partnership with UNDP and financial support from the European Union is convening sustainability leaders regionwide at the Regional SDG Summit – Beyond COVID—Towards Just Recovery in Central Asia – the second since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda.

Thematic sessions and round tables will provide communication platforms for discussing ideas and progress on regional projects towards the achievement of the SDGs in every participating country.




Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan



Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic - Head of the Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic



Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan



Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan



UN Under Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator



European Union Commissioner for International Partnerships



University Professor, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University


F. Linn

Non-resident Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution


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and partners


Government of the
Republic of Kazakhstan



Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan

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