Sustainable Development Goals: Ukraine

14 Sep 2017 168 pages
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2017 Baseline National Report

The ‘Sustainable Development Goals: Ukraine’ national report provides the baseline and benchmarks for Ukraine to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit 2015. Taking into account the principle of ‘leave no one behind’ and using a wide range of informational, statistical and analytical materials, a national SDGs system has been developed (with 86 national development targets and 172 indicators for monitoring them) which will provide a solid base for further planning Ukraine’s development and monitoring its achievement of the SDGs.

This report was prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine under the coordination of Natalia Gorshkova and approved by the High-Level Interministerial Working Group for the organization of the process of implementing the SDGs in Ukraine under the chairmanship of the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv – and the UN Resident Coordinator inUkraine, Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine, Neal Walker. The group included 17 Deputy Ministers from different government ministries and departments. Scientific support was provided by Ella Libanova, Academician-Secretary of the Economics Department of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

This publication will be useful for government officials, ministries and departments, managers and specialists at central and local executive authorities, UN agencies, diplomats and international organizations, academics, public figures, and those interested in longterm, strategic planning for sustainable development in Ukraine.

The report presents the results of the adaptation of 17 global SDGs based on the specific country context. The forecasts up to 2030 were established on the basis of scenario approaches to determine the direction of the country’s long-term development. The data presented in this report were sourced from the State Statistics Service of Ukraine and respective line ministries.

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine initiated and, during 2016, coordinated a participatory and inclusive process of discussing SDGs in the following groups: equitable social development; sustainable economic growth and employment; effective, accountable and inclusive management and justice for all; and environmental equilibrium and sustainable development. More than 800 leading experts in the thematic areas covered by the SDGs submitted proposals concerning the SDGs for Ukraine and were involved in an open process of establishing national tasks to ensure the objectivity of the assessments. They include representatives of ministries and departments, government agencies, UN agencies in Ukraine, international organizations, the business community, the expert community, public organizations (primarily those representing the interests of the most vulnerable groups) and civil society. Local consultations took place in 10 oblasts and included representatives of central executive authorities, regional state administrations, local government, communities, international organizations, the expert community, public organizations and civil society institutions. This work was carried out with the support of all UN agencies in Ukraine, in particular, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine, which provided secretarial support, the Green Economy Programme implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation of Germany and jointly with the M.V. Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

This report, a result of a participatory and inclusive process of adapting the SDGs for Ukraine, provides benchmarks for Ukraine’s development up to 2030. The publication uses photographs provided by the UN in Ukraine.

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