A-SDGs Side Meeting – Geneva
Afghanistan SDGs; Stakeholders, Potentials and Challenges
November 28, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2015-2030) is a global agenda and 193 UN member states are committed to implementing this initiative. Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) as an active UN member is persistently working to align all development priorities with 2030 Agenda.
The Ministry of Economy as the lead body on SDGs, has pursued a two-phase strategy for their implementation. The first phase from 2016-2020 consists of adapting SDGs to Afghanistan context (called A-SDGs) and the second phase ending in 2030 follows their successful implementation. A diverse set of stakeholders participated in nationalizing SDGs, including government agencies, civil society organizations, private sector, academia and international development partners.
Geneva ministerial conference on Afghanistan is a timely opportunity for discussing achievements, potentials and challenges in implementing SDGs. In order to make SDGs a success, Afghanistan would require continued international technical and financial support. Through this meeting we hope to discuss effective ways of close cooperation and partnership for the SDGs in Afghanistan.