Ethiopia reports on Sustainable Development Goals

Ethiopia VNR HLPF 2017_1365_editedEthiopia is one of the 44 countries that presented its Voluntary National Review report on SDGs at the 2017 HLPF.

Ethiopia presented its review report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the United Nations High Level Political Forum which was held in New York from July 10-19, 2017.

Ethiopia is one of the 44 countries that presented its report on SDGs to the forum.

Presenting the country’s report, Dr. Yinager Dessie, National Planning Commissioner with the rank of Minister, expressed Ethiopia’s commitment to fully implement the 2030 agenda without leaving anyone behind.

“National budget towards SDGs achievement has reached 72%,” the Commissioner said. “Targeted policy interventions are key to ensure everyone, everywhere benefits.”

The National Planning Commission (NPC) partnered with the United Nations in Ethiopia to organize consultations with a wide range of stakeholders at national and regional level on the draft Voluntary National Review (VNR) report to be presented to the forum.

The NPC held discussions with the private sector, development partners, civil society, academia, political parties and members of the House of Peoples Representatives in Ethiopia.

In an exclusive the Communications Team of the United Nations ahead of the forum, Dr. Yinager said, “Ethiopia has a very good track record in the implementation of the MDGs.”
“We would like to maintain and sustain that track record for the implementation of the SDGs. Therefore, we want to inform the international community that the commitment remains there, and Ethiopia is on the right track in the implementation of the SDGs,” the Commissioner said.

The voluntary national reviews 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