The Government of Catalonia is committed to the 2030 Agenda

Catalonia is drawing up a National Plan for implementation of the 2030 Agenda, which reflects the government’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals 

 

The Government of Catalonia presented the cornerstones of its National Plan for the 2030 Agenda in New York on the occasion of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Prepared with the active participation of all the government’s departments, it was coordinated by the Ministry of Transparency and Foreign and Institutional Relations and Affairs through the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development (CADS), the Directorate-General for Multilateral and European Affairs and the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation, with the support of its Technical Office.

The core document of the Plan outlines more than 750 commitments on a Catalan and international scale and takes a very practical approach to guarantee their viability. For this reason it makes a direct link between the 2030 Agenda and the regulations and planning currently in force at the preparation phase. The Plan was formulated based on the report prepared by the CADS, The 2030 Agenda: Transform Catalonia, Improve the World, which identifies the main challenges that need to be addressed to be able to realise the objectives and landmarks of the global agenda.

Drawn up by a technical committee between April and June, the document was delivered on 7 July to the inter-ministerial committee responsible for spearheading the preparation of the Plan in political terms. The document will now go through a review phase before being made available for public consultation. The Government of Catalonia’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda was further underlined by the participation of its Minister for Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Raül Romeva, in the “Global Partnerships to Implement the 2030 Agenda” event, which also involved the Director of the CADS, Arnau Queralt, and the Government of Catalonia's Director General for Multilateral and European Affairs, Isidre Sala. 

Both Queralt and Sala took part in various debates and sessions at the HLPF, such as the side event entitled “Localizing the SDGs: local and regional governments actions for poverty eradication and prosperity” organised by the UCLG, and the “Regional Governments in the 2030 Agenda” conference organised by nrg4SD and the governments of Catalonia and Flanders on 13 July, which included the presentation of the report SDGs at the Subnational Level: Regional Governments in the Voluntary National Reviews, published by ORU Fogar and nrg4SD.

 

 

 

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