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Why faith actors are critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda, SDG Action Zone during the High-Level Week (24 September 2019)
24 Sep 2019 -  Engaging faith leaders and local communities is vital to achieve SDGs. This panel, including high-level speakers from multi-faiths, gives examples of best practice in this domain and highlight what drastic action and measures need to be taken to meet these goals going forward.
- Naser Haghamed, CEO, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW)
- Christine Allen, Director, The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
- Ivy Koek,Programme Coordinator, Office for UN Affairs, Soka Gakkai International
- Jean Duff, President, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI)
-Ruth Messinger, Finkelstein Institute Social Justice Fellow, Global Ambassador, American Jewish World Service, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, American Jewish World Service
- Sara Pantuliano, Acting Executive Director, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

The SDG Action Zone, held during the High-level week of the UN General Assembly, is a space to break out and engage partners for transformative SDG action in new and innovative ways.