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Sustainable Development Goals

In October 2018, Assembly of Kosovo establishes Council for Sustainable Development Link. Officially this body is endorsed by the Head of the Assembly in March 2019, becoming first official body to oversee SDG from the level of legislature. This opened the path to the establishment of government entity on SDGs.

On 24 January 2018, Assembly of Kosovo adopted Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals through an unanimously voted resolution Link.

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals.  Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection.  Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.

Global Issues are Kosovo’s Issues

While working to compensate the development gap of the 90’s, Kosovo people try to move in accelerated pace to follow the global development trends and to fulfill its aspirations for the EU integration. The key to achieving the aspired future can be found not only by achieving gross domestic growth or adoption of the most advanced EU aligned legislation for good governance but also in realization of a truly social inclusion – ensuring that each single person has the access to local services which will have them fulfill their needs for a decent life.

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Post-2015 Debate in Kosovo Phase 2

UN Kosovo Team plan for dialogue on Post 2015- Participatory Accountability and Monitoring

Kosovo, alongside 80 other countries and territories, has played role to shape the world’s common development goals for the next 10-15 years. This was the first time that Kosovo participated in a significant global process. Consultations on Post 2015 (P15) agenda were held with more than 9000 participants in 30 municipalities and every demographic, from politicians and businessmen, to civil society and the poorest.  Participants were asked: Where would you want to be in the next 10 years? What would you need to achieve your dream? Who would be responsible to make things change for the better?

… for the full version of the interim report of Kosovo’s Post 2015 phase 2, please click here.

Engage and tell us what is your priority? The UN wants you to help make decisions for the world development after 2015.

The World We Want

The World We Want 2015 enables people to engage, visualize and analyze people’s voices on sustainable development.

Visit the World We Want site

See Fact-sheet on SDGs in Kosovo

See Kosovo SDG graphs

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