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The Council on Sustainable Development discussed progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals

23 June 2020

A meeting of the Council for Sustainable Development was held on June 23, 2020 by videoconference. The meeting of the Council for Sustainable Development was opened by Anatoli Isachanka, National Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals. In his speech, the National Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals drew attention to the fact that now the key attention should be paid to the development of the draft National Sustainable Development Strategy of the Republic of Belarus for the period up to 2035 and state programs for the next 5 years, taking into account the Sustainable Development Goals. According to Anatoli Isachanka, localization of Sustainable Development Goals is the most important step in implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda until 2030 in the Republic of Belarus. According to him, the main drivers of regional sustainable development are specialization, comprehensiveness, initiative and cooperation.

Ioana Kazana-Wisniowiecki, UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus, spoke about partnership and contribution of UN agencies to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda until 2030 in Belarus. 

The meeting of the Council for Sustainable Development considered the work of the entire architecture for managing the process of achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The members of the Council for Sustainable Development presented brief reports on the work done and prospects for the coming year. Coordinators of the Sustainable Development Partnership Group presented information on the work done and proposals for strengthening partnership between the Council, business and public organizations. 

The meeting also discussed current issues related to sustainable development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities and needs to overcome its consequences, as well as the development of international programs and documents on sustainable development.

 

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