On Realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
A Statement by His Excellency Toshiya Hoshino (IAFOR President 2022–2023)
IAFOR was made possible, and is a response to the forces of globalisation, and the understanding that many of the most pressing challenges, whether felt or experienced locally, would require global cooperation and action to address.
As an organisation that engages across all sectors of society, and with multiple stakeholders to engage in some of the biggest challenges and issues the world faces from an interdisciplinary perspective, we have aligned our research initiatives and conferences with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the heart of this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic Summit at the United Nations, as a wider framework through which IAFOR enters into collaborative projects which contribute positively to the realisation of the sustainable future of humanity and the planet. IAFOR aims to ensure the individuals and institutions engaging with our conferences are made aware of the importance of their work in making this shared world a better place.
His Excellency Toshiya Hoshino
H.E. Ambassador Hoshino is the former President of IAFOR (2022–2023). From 2017, he was the Executive Director of the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University. Based at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York, he covers advocacy and policy making on implementing SDGs among others. He was a co-chair of the 2018 UN Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs.