In September 2015, the UN member states adopted the Agenda for Sustainable Development for the period until 2030 (Agenda-2030).
Part of the Agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 subordinate tasks, which must be achieved by 2030. Progress in achieving the Goals will be monitored through a set of global indicators (indicators).
The adoption of Agenda 2030 required all states to review and concretize national plans and mechanisms for achieving sustainable development of society, taking into account the SDG.
Belarus is committed to the implementation of Agenda 2030 and has already taken a number of important steps to implement it at the national level. In order to establish a clear mechanism for the implementation of Agenda 2030 and for the overall coordination of activities to achieve the SDGs in Belarus, Presidential Decree No. 181 of May 25, 2017 established the post of National Coordinator on implementation of Sustainable Development Goals, Marianna Shchotkina, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Of the Republic of Belarus was assigned to this position.
Under the guidance of the National Coordinator the following bodies were formed:
- The Council for Sustainable Development, which included representatives of state bodies and organizations at the level of organisation deputy heads;
- Parliamentary Group on SDG;
- Working Group on SDGs at the local level;
- Partnership Group for Sustainable Development.
- Secretariat of the National Coordinator on Implementation of SDG and of the Council for Sustainable Development.
The implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda for the period up to 2030 at the global level is coordinated by the UN and its agencies