Integration of the SDGs into National Planning

United Nations ESCAP YouTube Channel

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. To view a collection of short expert interviews, or "voices," pertaining to ESCAP's work and other ESCAP related media content on the organization's YouTube channel, click the link provided.

Harvesting synergy from sustainable development goal interactions

As countries pursue sustainable development across sectors as diverse as health, agriculture, and infrastructure, sectoral policies interact, generating synergies that alter their effectiveness. Identifying those synergies ex ante facilitates the harmonization of policies and provides an important lever to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. However, identifying and quantifying these synergetic interactions are infeasible with traditional approaches to policy analysis.

UN in BiH – SDG consultation tool

The United Nations team in Bosnia and Herzegovina recognized the need to promote the SDGs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Therefore, they decided to organize, within the “Imagine 2030” initiative, a whole series of workshops throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina and to involve as many people as possible from different sections of society, namely, the civil society, the government institutions and the private sector in order to start a story and dialogue on how we can address different problems facing the society and achieve the SDGs.

Mapping volunteer actions to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs in Asia

"Accelerating Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia: Taking a Fresh Look at Volunteerism" was the topic of discussion at a regional workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand last week (11-12 November). Stakeholders from five countries gathered with the aim of applying ‘systems thinking’ to map specific entry points and actions where volunteerism could accelerate progress on the SDGs.

Integrated Approaches for Sustainable Development Goals Planning: The Case of Goal 6 on Water and Sanitation

Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2016, scientist have been studying its “indivisible whole” nature, with the objectives to propose viable methods and tools for integrated planning of the implementation of the 17 SDGs. The three dimensions of sustainable development as outlined by the 2030 Agenda—economic prosperity, social justice and environmental protection—are viewed as “intertwined”, like three strands of the DNA.