National Implementation of 2030 Agenda for SD
In November 2015, the Sub-Committee for
Sustainable Development was established within the lower house of the Romanian
Parliament. On April 2016, both houses of the Romanian Parliament issued a
joint statement supporting the 2030 Agenda, highlighting the need for
Sustainable Development to be at the core of Public Policy. Two handbooks that are geared towards MP’s on the parliamentarian
dimension of the 2030 Agenda were translated into Romanian to include the SDGs in the legislative
process, and every committee in Parliament will analyse the SDGs and
include them in their legislative projects.
The Government of
Romania established a Department of Sustainable Development within the Prime
Minister’s Office in 2017. Based on its establishing document, the Department
is tasked with coordinating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, centralizing
and integrating, monitoring data concerning Sustainable Development, and
collaborating with public institutions.
The first thing the
Department did was to revise Romania’s Sustainable Development Strategy which
dates back from 2008. This revision process is expected to be finished by December
The next phase will be
implementing the Institutional Framework the Strategy highlights as necessary
for achieving the Goals. This involves creating an Interdepartmental Committee which is headed by the PM, a Sustainable Development Network which
will enhance communication within public institutions by creating a ‘hub’ in
every public institution, and a Consultative
Council which will be made up of academics and researchers who will be
tasked with giving guidance in implementing the Agenda. The Strategy also
proposes helping in the establishment of a Coalition
for Sustainable Development which seeks to act as an NGO which advocates
for the Goals.
Another important stakeholder
in implementing the 2030 Agenda in Romania is the National Institute of Statistics. They were of immense help in
drafting Romania’s Strategy in assessing Romania’s current situation, and once
a new set of Indicators will be agreed upon, they will have the duty of
monitoring the implementation of Romania’s new Sustainable Development
During the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council
during the first semester of 2019, the Department, together with the Romanian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in partnership with UNECE, will organize on the
16th of April, in Bucharest, a high-level inter-ministerial
conference on Partnership on Implementing the 2030 Agenda (EU, Eastern
Partnership, Central Asia, Western Balkans).
|Leading Ministry and
of Sustainable Development at the Romanian Prime Minister’s Office
|Other ministries involved
that the 2030 Agenda in Romania is being implemented at the PM’s level, every
Romanian Ministry is involved in implementing the 2030 Agenda.
|Main contact point for the
Counsellor László Borbély
|Links to main websites/
documents on national
implementation of the
2030 Agenda and SDGs
Romania’s Strategy for Sustainable Development
will be released next month.
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