EC appoints Wiebe Draijer to platform to follow up on the UN Sustainable Development Goals
13 October 2017
Chairman Wiebe Draijer of Rabobank has been appointed to a new high-level multi-stakeholder platform to follow up on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the EU. He is one of 30 experts in the platform which will support and advise the European Commission on delivering the Development Goals at EU level. The platform will provide a forum for exchange of best practice at local, regional, national and EU level.
First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: "To build a sustainable future for Europe we need to work from the grassroots up, and use the knowledge and skills of a wide range of stakeholders. I am looking forward to working closely together with the experts in this Platform to develop the vision and the tools we need to succeed in delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals."
The platform consists of representatives of European trade unions, environmental and consumer organizations, universities and farmers.