First Kazakhstan Forum on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
With just over a decade to go until 2030, delegates at Kazakhstan’s first Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals – a flagship event of the 2019 Astana Economic Forum – explored multiple solutions for helping the country green the economy, bring the most marginalized groups up to speed andachieve inclusive and quality education for all.
The event was organized by the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan, Institute of Economic Research, UN agencies, with the support of UNDP in Kazakhstan and the Asian Development Bank.
The aim of the Forum was to contribute to enhancing the understanding about sustainable development goals and their contribution to the long-term economic growth and social development strategies of Kazakhstan as well as to develop a set of recommendations to the Government of Kazakhstan for further advancing nationalization of the Global 2030 Agenda.
The focus of the event was on the six SDGs which will be discussed at the 2019 High-Level Political Forum – SDG4: Quality education; SDG8: Decent work and economic growth; SDG10: Reduced inequalities; SDG13: Climate Action; SDG16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions; and SDG17: Partnerships on achieving the goals.
Kazakhstan’s national approach and achievements towards the implementation of the SDGs’ targets will be presented in the form of a Voluntary National Review at the High-Level Political Forum at the UN Assembly in July 2019. An active partnership and experience exchange among international experts and government representatives is needed for Kazakhstan to learn from international best practice in reaching the SDGs.