THE 2030 AGENDA: HOW IT IS BEING IMPLEMENTED AT GIZ
WITHIN THE 2030 AGENDA, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, POVERTY REDUCTION AND CLIMATE POLICY ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED. THIS AGREEMENT SEEKS TO PROMOTE GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROGRESS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME FOSTERING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES. AND ENSURING THAT NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND. THAT IS WHY THE 2030 AGENDA’S 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) PLACE SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE WEAKEST AND THE MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY. TO ENSURE IT SUCCEEDS, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, EMERGING ECONOMIES AND INDUSTRIALISED NATIONS MUST ALL DO THEIR PART.
THE 2030 AGENDA: FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR IMPLEMENTATION
The 2030 Agenda, which was adopted by the global community in 2015, and its 17 SDGs are important benchmarks for GIZ. To ensure that they are implemented in our daily work, we have prioritised five principles drawn from this framework:
UNIVERSALLY APPLICABLE: To achieve sustainable development, every country needs to develop or change. The 2030 Agenda therefore applies universally to all countries of the world – developing countries, emerging economies and industrialised nations alike.
LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: All human beings should be able to lead a decent life free from hunger and poverty. In future, no one should be left behind or excluded from social development.
INTEGRATED GOALS: The SDGs are integrated and indivisible, and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
SHARED RESPONSIBILITY: The Agenda aims through partnerships to preserve the world’s vital natural resources and promote prosperity and peace. Governments, business, civil society groups, citizens, and the scientific and academic community will all play their part in this.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Implementation of the Agenda will be reviewed at the national, regional and global levels. Regular progress reports will be published.
THE 2030 AGENDA: AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR WORK
Since 2017, the 2030 Agenda has been an integral part of the planning, implementation and monitoring of all new projects at GIZ. It provides new incentives to improve the quality, impact and sustainability of our projects and programmes around the world, reinvigorating the tried-and-tested advisory approaches of German development cooperation in innovative ways. New business areas and partnerships are also being cultivated.
Partnerships in areas such as textiles, cocoa and palm oil, between actors from the private sector, civil society and politics (multi-stakeholder partnerships), all contribute to implementing the Agenda. Moreover, through the 2030 Agenda Initiative, GIZ is working on behalf of BMZ to support selected partner countries’ efforts to begin realising the Agenda as quickly as possible.
We highlight the steps taken by GIZ to implement the 2030 Agenda in 2017. The icons help to visualise the goals and provide a better frame of reference.