Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration
Council for Sustainable Development was established as an individual
institution of the Hungarian Parliament, by five-party consensus, in the autumn
of 2008. Its members including politicians, representatives of economic and
scientific life, churches, trade unions and civil society. The chairperson of
the Council is the current Speaker of the Parliament.
document for preparing the Hungarian NSDS points out that, during the
decision-making process (e.g. legislative, investment, budget, institutions or
governmental issues in a broader sense) all important social and environmental
factors have to be considered beside the long-term effects.
Government ministries were involved in the development of the old and the
renewed NSDS and could comment on early drafts. In the renewing process all
ministries had opportunity either to have delegate in a working group, on the
other hand Ministry of Rural Development collected the written comments and
sent to the Council.
country’s VNR has been prepared through an inter-ministerial coordination
mechanism set up in 2017, which has greatly enhanced both policy coherence for
sustainable development and the achievement of the sustainable development
framework. Based on this mechanism, a platform has been created which
facilitates the involvement of non-governmental entities as well, including the
Hungarian Central Statistical Office and other consultative stakeholders, the
academia and the business sector. This coordination entity is involved in the
national-level realization of the sustainable development framework, while the
Inter-ministerial Coordinative Committee for International Development
Cooperation continues to be responsible for the coordination of the
implementation of the external dimensions of the 2030 Agenda.
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