Focus area 1: Promoting the sustainable development goals (SDGs)

On 25 September 2015, at the UN Summit, the world community unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development resulting from the bottom-up consultation process launched by the UN Secretary General in 2012 following the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

The 2030 Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, and has at its core the noble ambition to make the world we live in peaceful, more prosperous, safe and sustainable.  

The UN System in Turkmenistan has actively engaged with the Government in promoting the new SDG agenda and supported them by hosting two rounds of national consultations during 2013 and 2014 on what the post-2015 agenda should focus on and how to implement the future global framework . The Government of Turkmenistan committed itself to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals during the UN SDG summit in New York in September 2015.   

Following the global adoption of the SDGs the UN System in Turkmenistan together with the Government agreed a 3-stage process to roll-out SDGs as follows:

Stages/Actions

Expected Results

Timeframe

Stage One:

Conduct national consultations with key sector ministries to agree on the adoption of the universal 17 SDG goals and 169 targets and 241 indicators that are relevant for Turkmenistan.

 

A list of agreed SDGs, targets and indicators agreed  for submission to COM for approval

 

October 2015 – March 2016

Stage Two:  

1.   Integrate the adopted SDGs, targets and indicators into the 5-year Presidential Programme for 2017-2021

2.   Integrate the adopted SDGs, targets and indicators into targeted sectoral plans and strategies

 

1.  The Presidential Programme prepared using the SDG framework

2.  Targeted sectoral plans and strategies have integrated SDG targets and indicators where appropriate

 

March 2016 – December 2016

 

 

Stage Three: 

1.    Define in detail the measuring systems (including upgrades) required to measure progress in targeted SDGs, targets and indicators in targeted  Line ministries

 

 

2. Define in detail the measuring systems (including upgrades) required, to measure progress in SDGs, targets and indicators in the State Statistics Committee

 

1.   Targeted line ministries have defined in detail the upgrades required in their statistical system to measure progress in the implementation of SDG targets and indicators. Upgrades will be implemented in 2017 onwards

2.   The State Statistics Committee has defined in detail the upgrades required to their statistical system to measure progress in the implementation of SDG targets and indicators. Upgrades will be implemented in 2017 onwards

 

March 2016 – December 2016