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  • Sustainable Development Goals and Ukraine

    In September 2015, the UN Summit on Sustainable Development was held in New York as a part of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly. The final document of the Summit titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets.

    In 2019, the President of Ukraine by his decree supported the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the results of their adaptation, taking into account the specifics of Ukraine's development, which has been set out in the National Report "Sustainable Development Goals: Ukraine". In December 2020, the Government of Ukraine brought the corresponding changes into the Regulations, which henceforth established the need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by taking them into account during the process of forming and implementing the state policy of Ukraine. Thus, at the state level, the Sustainable Development Goals are fixed as guidelines for the development of the policy and forecast documents.

    Monitoring the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals

    Like the other UN Member States, Ukraine joined the global process of sustainable development so an inclusive process of achieving them was launched inside the country. Each global goal was studied considering the specifics of the national context. As a result, a national system consisting of 86 targets has been developed. These targets of national development, indicators for their implementation, and monitoring are reflected in the National Report "Goals of Sustainable Development: Ukraine". In fact, this system is a basis for the further comprehensive monitoring of the country.

    In 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in its Order approved the list of indicators, in terms of which data collection is carried out to monitor the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. As well as the publication of data and coordination of the development of metadata for the indicators. Thus, the measurement of social progress as a whole and the improvement of the national statistics system were started.

    In July 2020, at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council, Ukraine presented the first Voluntary National Review of the Status of Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    In 2021, permanent monitoring of indicators for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals was introduced.

    Financing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

    Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders at different levels of Government, as well as significant financial resources. In 2021, UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, together with the UN Economic Commission for Europe, within the framework of the Joint Program for the Promotion of Strategic Planning and Financing of Sustainable Development in Ukraine, together with the Government of Ukraine, started work on improving state financing for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine.

    Due to cooperation at the national and sub-national levels, the Joint Program allowed to conduct the research and assess the state of financing for the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine. Based on the study, recommendations were determined to improve financing using existing and potential financial instruments, as well as to coordinate the use of resources that might be attracted with long-term development priorities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine.

    To improve the relevant work at the national, regional, and local levels based on the Budget Tagging of the Ukrainian Budget System with Sustainable Development Goals a special dashboard was developed to track state budget expenditures for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine.