Abdullah bin Salem Al Rawas,

Founder and Chairman

Speech by the Founder and Chairman

The idea of establishing the Global Federation for Sustainable Development crystallized, when I was the Chairman of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dhofar Governorate, I realized that countless community leaders and organizations were making great efforts to serve our society, but given the scarcity of financial resources and the lack of coordination between them, there were no tangible results on the ground, it was very frustrating to see these restrictions, which limit the achievement of the objectives of these organizations and even threaten their continuity, and in this spirit the idea of launching this Federation, which seeks foremost to find strong ways and strategies to help our countries to implement the United Nations goals for sustainable development 2030, to achieve comprehensive development, promote investment and reduce the gap between the rich and the poor, thus ensuring a decent life for all peoples, and awareness raising among individuals and institutions of the importance of implementing the United Nations goals for sustainable development, as well as develop a sense of responsibility towards them and urge them to participate actively in all our activities to find appropriate solutions to implement these goals in accordance with the nature of each community, as well as global partnerships with various stakeholders to implement those goals, also motivating state institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations to fully play their role to make our societies more sustainable.
In addition, there are several things that shall be established in our societies such as environment friendliness, the rational use of natural resources, and the use of modern technology, along with the achievement of Techno-economic growth based on stimulating the green economy, transforming cities into environmentally sustainable cities, because the ultimate goal is to share natural resources between successive generations to ensure a better future for our children and grandchildren.

The idea of establishing the Global Federation for Sustainable Development crystallized, when I was the Chairman of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dhofar Governorate, I realized that countless community leaders and organizations were making great efforts to serve our society, but given the scarcity of financial resources and the lack of coordination between them, there were no tangible results on the ground, it was very frustrating to see these restrictions, which limit the achievement of the objectives of these organizations and even threaten their continuity, and in this spirit the idea of launching this Federation, which seeks foremost to find strong ways and strategies to help our countries to implement the United Nations goals for sustainable development 2030, to achieve comprehensive development, promote investment and reduce the gap between the rich and the poor, thus ensuring a decent life for all peoples, and awareness raising among individuals and institutions of the importance of implementing the United Nations goals for sustainable development, as well as develop a sense of responsibility towards them and urge them to participate actively in all our activities to find appropriate solutions to implement these goals in accordance with the nature of each community, as well as global partnerships with various stakeholders to implement those goals, also motivating state institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations to fully play their role to make our societies more sustainable.
In addition, there are several things that shall be established in our societies such as environment friendliness, the rational use of natural resources, and the use of modern technology, along with the achievement of Techno-economic growth based on stimulating the green economy, transforming cities into environmentally sustainable cities, because the ultimate goal is to share natural resources between successive generations to ensure a better future for our children and grandchildren.

In addition to all our above commitments, the Federation will be interested in developing new quality models and initiatives that focus on environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive growth: Green Growth, in an effort to advance the green economy which is an effective means of achieving sustainable development and transforming our cities into Sustainable and environmentally friendly cities. Thus, our goal in the Global Federation for Sustainable Development is to achieve comprehensive development in our societies based on environmental conservation and individual development. In conclusion, the Governing Council will spare no effort in carrying this noble message as a contribution to support the process of sustainable development