The localization of the SDGs draws a special traction and focus from the government to ensure their adoption and devolution at the provincial and sub-national levels. Therefore, to hardwire SDGsread more
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.Read More
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.Read More
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.Read More
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.Read More
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.Read More
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.Read More
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.Read More
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.Read More
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.Read More
Reduce inequality within and among countries.Read More
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.Read More
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.Read More
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts* .Read More
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.Read More
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.Read More
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.Read More
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.Read More
Government of Punjab, Planning and Development Department, and United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly established a unit to provide support for
mainstreaming, acceleration and policy support (MAPS) for sustainable development
goals (SDGs). The setting up of the SDGs Support Unit also represents the national
commitment to global development framework that comprises 17 interconnected and
interlinked goals on health, education, environment and infrastructure to be achieved by
More specifically, the SDGs Support Unit aims to support operationalization and localization of SDGs at the provincial and local levels. It is the provincial arm of the National SDGs Framework that aims to provide a platform for inter-ministerial and inter- government coordination for effective implementation of the 17 Goals.
Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan
The sustainable development goals are a vision of the future we wish to achieve for Punjab. The government of Punjab is fully committed to the localization of the sustainable development goals and we consider these as guiding principles for all the planning and development in the province. People are the center of all the development interventions in Punjab and we believe that the mainstreaming of the SDGs would help achieve the goal of zero hunger, no poverty, quality education, gender equality, sustainable growth besides others. The mainstreaming and localization of the SDGs is a huge undertaking and we are not deterred by the challenge and it strengthens our resolve to work towards the achievement of the goals. The work has just started and I am confident that in the next few years, visible progress will be made in each of the 17 goals. The success in SDGs promises a shared development goal of the Punjab government of improving the quality of life for all. The SDGs offer a roadmap towards prosperity and wellbeing of all and I am confident that if all communities and people in Punjab work together, we will achieve the SDGs. Together, we will ensure that no one in the province is left behind and by doing so we will truly build a better future for the generations to come.
Iftikhar Ali Sahoo
The implementation of the SDGs aims to overcome problems related to poverty, hunger, food security, health, education, safe drinking water and sanitation, gender equality, promoting innovation, provision of decent jobs, environmental sustainability, strong institutions and creating safe and resilient cities. The set of 17 goals provides us with a comprehensive agenda having focus on people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership with a wider scope, geographical coverage and emphasis on sustainability. The government of Punjab views the prioritization of the SDGs and identification of the key areas critical for the successful implementation of the goals in the province. We are in the process of coordinating with line departments to select indicators, set baseline values and targets to develop a comprehensive framework for formulation of the next year development budget. We have a clear vision to mobilize adequate public and private sector resources for investments in key development areas. The Planning and Development Department, Punjab, is fully committed and aware of the importance of SDGs agenda to achieve sustainable growth in the province.
On September 25, 2015, the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that guides global action for the next 15 years. The agenda focuses on five key themes - people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership - with a wider scope, geographical coverage and emphasis on sustainability. You must be aware of the global mobilization behind Millennium Development Goals launched in the year 2000 that produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in the history. Many countries made positive progress by achieving specific objectives and targets. However, despite significant resource allocations in various sectors, MDGs performance in Pakistan remained unsatisfactory with number of contributing factors including political instability, issues of governance, law and order, lack of understanding on the dimensions and causes of poverty, national and provincial institutional arrangements for pursuing MDGs and absence of performance management and performance measurement mechanisms. The MDGs agenda taught many important lessons to the international development community that is helping to drive the post 2015 agenda. Lessons learnt and best practices from MDGs are helping to design and develop interventions that are demand and community driven and relevant to the local needs. The 17 SDGs build on the eight MDGs, which specifically sought to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental. UNDP in partnership with Ministry of Planning Development and Reform, Pakistan and Planning and Development Departments (P&DD) at the provincial level, has established SDGs unit at federal and provincial level for mainstreaming, accelerating and policy support to the government for SDGs. The Punjab SDGs Unit is working closely with P&DD, Punjab and other provincial departments to ensure smooth and effective localization of SDGs. These goals cannot be achieved without eﬀective partnership and coordination with all the stakeholders. We need to develop local and global partnerships to achieve the SDGs. Every country needs a comprehensive roadmap to address its development needs and ensure that available resources are not wasted and are spent eﬃciently. The SDGs are not just a part of a top-down international agenda, but are also essential for Pakistan's prosperity, development and the well-being of its people.