Message from Candy Yong, JCI Miri Local President

Dear distinguished guests, delegates, and participants,

It is my great honor and pleasure to welcome you all to the Borneo Sustainable Development Goals Summit 2023. As the President of this important event, I am thrilled to be part of a gathering of such diverse and forward-thinking individuals, all committed to advancing sustainable development in our region and beyond.

Our world is facing an unprecedented challenge with the impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation posing a severe threat to our planet’s sustainability. It is the responsibility of all nations, governments, and individuals to work together to address these challenges and ensure a livable planet for future generations.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been established as a roadmap for sustainable development, providing a comprehensive framework to achieve a sustainable future for all. Borneo, with its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems, has a special role to play in achieving these goals.

At this summit, we have the opportunity to come together and exchange ideas, experiences, and solutions to ensure the successful implementation of the SDGs in Borneo. We must work together to find innovative ways to address the challenges facing our region, including sustainable development, biodiversity conservation, and climate action.

As we move forward, we must recognize the importance of collaboration and partnership. We must work together with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector, and all stakeholders to achieve our common goals.

I am confident that the discussions, agreements, and commitments made during this summit will pave the way for a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future for Borneo and the wider world. Let us seize this opportunity to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of the people and the planet.

Thank you, and let us begin our work with determination and optimism.



Candy Yong Chuen Tien
2023 JCI Miri Local President
Borneo Sustainable Development Goals Summit 2023