Achim Steiner became United Nations Development Program administrator on June 19, 2017 and will serve for a term of four years. He is also the vice-chair of the U.N. Development Group, which unites the 32 U.N. funds, programs, specialized agencies and other bodies that work to support sustainable development. Over nearly three decades, Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.
As we enter this crucial "decade of action," international support to parliaments is vital to bolster their ability to accelerate progress on the SDGs. UNDP's Achim Steiner and IPU's Martin Chungong discuss ways to help parliaments tackle the defining challenges of our time.
United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner and Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Irwin LaRocque give concrete steps for the world to support resilience efforts in small island nations.