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  • Sustainable Development Goals and Ukraine

    In September 2015 UN hosted the Sustainable Development Summit, which approved new development targets. The final document from the summit, ‘Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals: 

    1.    End poverty in all its forms everywhere

    2.    End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

    3.    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

    4.    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

    5.    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    6.    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

    7.    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

    8.    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

    9.    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

    10.    Reduce inequality within and among countries

    11.    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

    12.    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 

    13.     Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

    14.    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

    15.    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

    16.    Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

    17.    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

    Like the other UN Member States, Ukraine joined the global process of sustainable development. During 2016 and 2017 a participatory and inclusive process of adaptation of the SDGs to the Ukrainian context took place. Every global target was reviewed, taking into consideration the specifics of the national context. This process has resulted in the establishment of the national system which consists of 86 national development targets.

    National targets and indicators for monitoring the achievement of targets are reflected in the national baseline report “Sustainable Development Goals: Ukraine”. The established national system of targets and indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals provides a solid basis for further comprehensive monitoring. In total, 17 goals and 86 national targets have been incorporated into 145 Government decisions, and 1,052 tasks and 3465 measures foreseen in these acts have been directed towards the achievement of goals and targets.

    On September 30, 2019, the President of Ukraine issued a Decree “On Sustainable Development Goals of Ukraine for the period till 2030” in which he supported the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the results of their adaptation, taking into account the specific development of Ukraine set out in the national baseline report “Sustainable Development Goals: Ukraine ”.

    At the governmental level, the process of forming an Inter-Agency Working Group on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals, a temporary advisory body of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, is currently underway to ensure coordination of executive authorities' efforts to achieve global goals in Ukraine.

    Ukraine is to undertake a Voluntary National Review on achieving Sustainable Development Goals and present it at the ECOSOR High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on July 10-17, 2020 in New York. At present, a working group has been formed under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, which has begun the preparation of the review.

    You can find more information on Sustainable Development Goals here