National Implementation of 2030 Agenda for SD
The UK is
committed to the delivery of the SDGs. The SDGs are fully embedded in the UK
Government’s programme of work through departments’ Single Departmental Plans
(SDPs) – the planned activity of each department.
On 5 July
2019, the UK Government published a report highlighting examples of how delivery of the Government’s programme supports
the delivery of the SDGs. Development, sustainability and inclusivity underline
much of our domestic approach to policy making and delivery.
National Performance Framework (NPF) is the main mechanism for implementing the
Goals in Scotland. The NPF and the Goals share the same aims: encouraging
transformational social, economic and environmental change to achieve increased
well-being and a more peaceful and prosperous future. The NPF is underpinned by
law and is intended to inform discussion, collaboration and planning of
policies and services across Scotland.
Wales’ efforts have been shaped by the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales)
Act 2015 which puts sustainable development on a significantly stronger footing
in the legislative and policy landscape in Wales. The Act enshrines Wales’s
commitment to sustainable development and seeks to strengthen efforts to tackle
key intergenerational challenges, such as climate change, poverty and
inequalities. The Act localises the 17 Goals into domestic legislation through
Wales’ own 7 sustainable development goals (well-being goals), a legally
binding common purpose to work towards the 7 well-being goals, the inclusion of
a culture as a fourth dimension of sustainable development, and the
establishment of statutory partnerships to advance sustainable development.
Ireland has incorporated the three dimensions of sustainable development;
economic, social and environmental, into the Northern Ireland Civil Service
(NICS) strategic plans, rather than through separate sustainability strategies.
This has resulted in the principles of sustainable development being embedded
in the Northern Ireland Executive’s highest- level strategy, the draft
Programme for Government (PfG).
|Leading Ministry and
The Secretary of State for International Development in the Department for
International Development (DFID) has overall leadership and policy oversight
for the Goals in UK Government. The Cabinet Office is committed to supporting
DFID on domestic coordination and ensures that progress on the Government's
priorities, including the SDGs, is maximised.
|Other ministries involved
Each UK government department has embedded the Goals in its Single
Departmental Plan – an established process to focus government efforts on
important issues. Each department’s Single Departmental Plan outlines how
planned activity will support the delivery of the Goals. Each department also
works with its partners and stakeholders to deliver these priorities.
During preparation of the UK’s Voluntary National Review, bespoke structures
were also created with different departments leading on different Goal-focused
chapters. More detail is set out in the Voluntary National Review.
|Main contact point for the
The SDG Team in the
Department for International Development: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Links to main websites/
documents on national
implementation of the
2030 Agenda and SDGs
The National Reporting
Implementing the Sustainable
Development Goals (2019)
The United Kingdom
submitted a VNR to the High-Level Political Forum in 2019.
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