Ethiopia reports on Sustainable Development Goals

Ethiopia presented its review report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the United Nations High Level Political Forum.

Ethiopia presented its review report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the United Nations High Level Political Forum which was held in New York from July 10-19, 2017.

Ethiopia is one of the 44 countries that presented its report on SDGs to the forum.

Presenting the country’s report, Dr. Yinager Dessie, National Planning Commissioner with the rank of Minister, expressed Ethiopia’s commitment to fully implement the 2030 agenda without leaving anyone behind.

“National budget towards SDGs achievement has reached 72%,” the Commissioner said. “Targeted policy interventions are key to ensure everyone, everywhere benefits.”

The National Planning Commission (NPC) partnered with the United Nations in Ethiopia to organize consultations with a wide range of stakeholders at national and regional level on the draft Voluntary National Review (VNR) report to be presented to the forum.

The NPC held discussions with the private sector, development partners, civil society, academia, political parties and members of the House of Peoples Representatives in Ethiopia.

In an exclusive the Communications Team of the United Nations ahead of the forum, Dr. Yinager said, “Ethiopia has a very good track record in the implementation of the MDGs.” “We would like to maintain and sustain that track record for the implementation of the SDGs. Therefore, we want to inform the international community that the commitment remains there, and Ethiopia is on the right track in the implementation of the SDGs,” the Commissioner said.

The voluntary national reviews aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

UN entities involved in this initiative
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UN ECA
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
UN DPPA
United Nations Department of Political Affairs
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development
UN-Habitat
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
ILO
International Labor Organization
ITU
International Telecommunications Union
WHO
World Health Organization
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
WFP
World Food Programme
UNCDF
UN Capital Development Fund
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services