Task Force 1: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Background and Challenges

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, the Group of Twenty (G20) have sought effective means of implementing the SDGs using various frameworks and fora such as the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the G20 Development Working Group (DWG). The SDGs aim to realize a society ‘that leaves no one behind,’ and this shares much common ground with the concept of human security which Japan has been promoting for many years. Therefore, this year, Task Force 1 will cover selected issues which are critically important for SDG advancement, giving consideration to priority agenda of the Japanese government. The topics of policy briefs include: (i) universal health coverage (UHC), (ii) education in development, (iii) sustainable finance for development, (iv) the role of the private sector in achieving the SDGs, (v) technology cooperation, and (vi) gender. While ensuring the continuity of discussions in the past T20 summits, we will also address new, cross-cutting issues (such as (iv) and (v)).

T20 on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Izumi Ohno, Lead Co-Chair of the T20 Japan Task Force on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, explains the value of the Sustainable Development Goals and how the G20 can keep them on track.

Lead Co-Chair

Izumi Ohno, JICA Research Institute


  • Gabriel Leung, University of Hong Kong
  • Nobuko Kayashima, JICA Research Institute
  • Sachin Chaturvedi, RIS
  • Homi Kharas, Brookings Institution
  • Margo Thomas, Women’s Economic Imperative / Chatham House
  • Gala Diaz Langou, CIPPEC

For further information and inquiries, please contact JICA Research Institute.

Policy Briefs