India, UN to Ink 5-Yr Sustainable Development Framework

This Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) 2018-2022 outlines the work of UN agencies in India, to support the achievement of key development outcomes that have been identified in consultation with the government and are aligned to the national priorities.

The Government of India (GoI) and the United Nations will sign a five-year Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022 (UNSDF 2018-22).

amitabh kant

From Indian side, NITI Aayog, CEO, Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev, will sign the Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022 at a special signing ceremony on September 28 at NITI Aayog premises.

Further, the signing ceremony would be presided over by Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Members of NITI Aayog and will be attended by the heads of UN agencies in India.

This Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) 2018-2022 outlines the work of UN agencies in India, to support the achievement of key development outcomes that have been identified in consultation with the government and are aligned to the national priorities.

Also, NITI Aayog is the national counterpart for the UN in India for the operationalization of the UNSDF.

Besides, nineteen United Nations agencies have signed on the UNSDF 2018-2022.

The UNSDF 2018-22 comprises of 7 priority areas that outline the work that UN agencies will undertake jointly or individually, fully aligned with the priorities of the GoI.

The seven priority areas outlined in the UNSDF include – Climate Change, Clean Energy, and Disaster Resilience; Health, Water, and Sanitation; Poverty and Urbanization; Education and Employability; Skilling, Entrepreneurship, and Job Creation; Nutrition and Food Security; and Gender Equality and Youth Development.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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