Message from Matt Ngai, JCI Malaysia National President
Salam sejahtera and warmest greetings to all of you.
One of the landmark moments in United Nations happened in 2015, when the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) was adopted by all of its member states. At the heart of the 17 UNSDGs lie the urgent call for action by every stakeholder in a global partnership. JCI is part of this global partnership working in tandem with the United Nations.
At the home front, JCI Malaysia released a declaration at its National Convention in 2015 announcing our commitment to help educate, promote and conduct sustainable projects in-line with the UNSDG. In 2016, the JCI Malaysia Sustainable Development Awards was officially endorsed as an annual program of JCI Malaysia. At the local level, many local organisations in JCI Malaysia have since adopted UNSDG in the projects which they conducted.
It is on this note that I extend my best compliments to JCI Miri, the Organising Chairlady Michelle Toh and her team for successfully hosting the Borneo Sustainable Development Goals Summit. The successful collaboration with external partners, the Miri Entrepreneurs Incubator Club and the endorsement by the Miri City Council showcased JCI Miri’s capability in positioning itself as an organisation which unites all sectors of societies to create sustainable impact.
I would like to urge all the participants to fully take part in this two-day program; in engaging different stakeholders, to share their values and perception on the effort of UNSDG, and to attend the exhibitions which have been lined up in the Summit.
In-line with JCI’s tagline “Developing Leaders for a Changing World”, I am confident that this program will lead to highly tangible results in promoting UNSDG while developing more proactive leaders in making this world a better place.
Yours in JCI,
2023 National President