Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration
For the purpose of coordinating the implementation of sustainable development goals, the Government of the Republic of Croatia established the National Council for Sustainable Development in January 2018.  National Council for Sustainable Development is chaired by the Prime Minister and its members are heads of relevant ministries (i.e. members of the Cabinet), representative from the Office of the President of the Republic, as well as heads of the Government’s Office for Human Rights and National Minorities, Government’s Office for Civil Sector, Government’s Office for Gender Equality and the Croatian Bureau of Statistics. Ministry of Foreign and European
Affairs acts as SDGs coordinator, as secretariat for the new Council for SD.
Mechanisms of horizontal integration are also described in the
Environmental Protection Act that prescribed that development documents
pertaining to individual areas and activities cannot be in contravention to the
purpose of developing the sectoral strategic documents, usual procedure in
Croatia starts with interdepartmental consultations at the very beginning of
the preparation phase. This is followed by establishment of the working groups
composed of representatives of various stakeholders e.g. government bodies,
institutions and agencies, business and civil society – which are working
together to draft the document.
 Government of the
Republic of Croatia. Voluntary National Review of the UN 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development Implementation. p. 4.
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