Slovenia & 2030 Agenda for
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
Slovenia is fully committed to all 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda, which is the most comprehensive development action plan to date. By adopting the 2030 Agenda two years ago, we demonstrated our strong determination to work together in dealing with the key challenges of our era. The 2030 Agenda is universal and transformative in nature. It is people- and planet-oriented. It is inclusive. It promises to leave no one behind and to ensure a life of dignity and equality for all human beings. Furthermore, it includes a vision that by acting together we can make a better future for the people and our planet. – Dr Miro Cerar, the Prime Minister of Slovenia
Voluntary National Review of Slovenia – 2017
The Government of Slovenia has decided to prepare its first voluntary national review of the Agenda 2030 already in the second year after it came into force. The review will be presented at the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF)on Sustainable Development (New York, 10 – 19 July 2017).
The implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Slovenia will be presented at the 2017 HLPF by Ms Alenka Smerkolj, Minister for Development, Special Projects and Cohesion together with Mr Kamal Izidor Shaker, Member of the Parliament of Slovenia, Ms Sabina Carli, Slovenian UN Youth Delegate, Mr Albin Keuc, Sloga Platform Director, and Ms Sabina Stadler, Director-General for Multilateral Affairs, Development Cooperation and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia.
About Voluntary National Reviews
As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to “conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, which are country-led and country-driven” (paragraph 79). These national reviews are expected to serve as a basis for the regular reviews by the high-level political forum (HLPF), meeting under the auspices of ECOSOC. As stipulated in paragraph 84 of the 2030 Agenda, regular reviews by the HLPF are to be voluntary, state-led, undertaken by both developed and developing countries, and involve multiple stakeholders.
The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Slovenia Focal Point:
Mr. Timotej Šooš
National Development Strategy Lead
Government Office for Development