The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was unanimously adopted by all member states at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on September 25, 2015. The Agenda is underpinned by the basic pillars of sustainable development, which are economic, social and environmental, and also integrates additional elements of peace, justice and institutions. The 2030 Agenda aims at being universally applicable and indivisible by “leaving no one behind”.

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) has taken action to affirm its commitment to attaining the SDGs. The Ministry of Economy is the lead line ministry and focal point for the coordination, monitoring and reporting on Afghanistan Sustainable Development Goals (A-SDGs). The nationalization process is closely coordinated with High Council of Ministers to ensure the implementation of the A-SDGs, and stronger cooperation with the private sector, civil society and community organizations. GoIRA is in the process of finalizing its nationalization of the A-SDGs, targets and indicators. UNDP represents the UN system on the Executive Committee of the SDGs.

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All SDG Goals can be accessed at:

July 2017 Afghanistan Voluntary Report on SDGs Voluntary National Review at the High Level Political Forum SDGs’ Progress Report