Institution Building in Malaysia - Establishing the National SDG Council

Malaysia created the National SDG Council as part of the National Action Committee in December 2016,
to provide leadership for the country’s programs on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The
council is led by Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, with the purpose of planning and monitoring SDG
implementation, setting the national agenda and milestones for the SDGs, and preparing reports for the
UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF). A Steering Committee, chaired by the Director General of Malaysia’s
Economic Planning Unit reports up to the National SDG Council, and five Cluster Working Groups report up
to the Steering Committee.