Closing Conference of the SDGs for All Platform - Recommendations
2030 Agenda – Together toward Sustainable Future
Belgrade, 08 June 2022
Closing Conference of the “SDGs for All” Platform
In their further work on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the Republic of Serbia, the conference participants have agreed to address the following recommendations to relevant actors:
- Cooperation and partnership between the public, private and civil sectors are essential in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), monitoring of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and creation of broad social support for this process, bearing in mind the interdependence and interconnectedness of all SDGs.
- The strengthening of regulatory and institutional capacities is necessary in the process of nationalisation and localization of SDGs, introduction and implementation of reforms.
- Knowledge development and management and data-driven public policies are prerequisites for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
- Timely and well-targeted funding is necessary in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the SDGs.
- Economic development is necessary for the achievement of SDGs, but with the application of the principle 'Leave No One Behind'; it is necessary to consider vulnerable groups in their complexity, broken down into subgroups that have specific priorities and needs.
- Gender equality should be enshrined in all SDGs through the engendering of public policies.
- Reduction of the digital divide which represents an obstacle to modern development and social cohesion comes up as a necessary guide in the creation of economic and social policies to overcome differences between rural and urban development, inter-generational differences, regional differences, etc.
- Green transformation is a task that is reflected in all SDGs as a multi-sectoral theme.
- The 2030 Agenda, together with the EU accession process with which it is complementary, imposes the need for systematic, integrated and responsible planning at national and local levels.
- Involving citizens in the promotion of SDGs, in public debates and in planning and decision-making processes at local and national levels is crucial for the development of democratic procedures, transparency and openness of institutions and citizens' trust.
The document was prepared within the “SDGs for All” Platform, which establishes a general social dialogue among the most important non-state actors in Serbia such as civil society, business sector, academia and research community, professional associations, media and citizens, on aligning Serbia's development priorities with the goals contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Platform is structured around three thematic pillars that correspond to three dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental protection, but it functions in an integrated manner in accordance with the close connection and intertwining of sustainable development goals.
The “SDGs for All” Platform is supported by the governments of Switzerland and Germany and is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, within the project “Public Finance Reform – 2030 Agenda”. The project partners are Belgrade Open School, Foundation BFPE For a Responsible Society, Center for Advanced Economic Studies, Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac, Centre for Democracy Foundation, Timok Youth Center, and SMART Kolektiv.
The views expressed in the text represent are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the governments of Switzerland and Germany, nor of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
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