Overview of the 2030 agenda
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity”. It promotes universal peace, while seeking to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions. The 2030 Agenda is a Global Pact unanimously agreed to by the 193 Member States of the United Nations to take bold and transformative steps to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path, while leaving no one behind.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of 193 Member States of the United Nations which adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015. The SDGs are 17 goals underpinned by 169 targets which build on existing global agreements (see links below) and is the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These are part of what is known as the 2030 Agenda, which recognizes "that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development."
In adopting the agenda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines like all the other countries resolved to take "bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path where no one will be left behind." The goals and targets are universal, meaning they apply to all countries around the world, not just poor countries. St. Vincent and the Grenadines realizes that achieving the goals requires action by all stakeholders – governments, businesses, civil society, youth – essentially people everywhere all have a role to play.
Implementation of the SDGs in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The implementation of the SDGs in St Vincent and the Grenadines is led by the Economic Planning Unit, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Information Technology, the Ministry of National Mobilisation etc., and the Statistical Office which is the repository for the data. These three entities have committed to coordinate and collaborate with other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, the Private Sector, Civil Society, Academia and other local, regional and international stakeholders for the successful implementation of the SDGs in St Vincent and the Grenadines.