Signing Project Document of Sustainable Development Goals in LebanonJun 21, 2017
June 20, 2017 - In the presence of HE Prime Minister Hariri, the project document entitled “SDGs in Lebanon: Analyzing Gaps and Reporting Progress” was signed by Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, UNDP Resident Representative, and Mr. Nabil El Jisr, President of CDR. The project is expected to be executed in two consecutive components:
Under component 1 of the project, a gap analysis of the current situation under each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals will be carried out, in consultation with main stakeholders including, the Prime Minister’s office, CDR, relevant ministries, UN agencies, academia, private sector, and civil society. The gap analysis will include a review of the existing relevant laws, decrees, national strategies and plans and their importance towards the attainment of the goals and accompanying targets.
Component 2 of the project will include support towards a “Voluntary National Review” which entails reporting on the country’s progress towards the 2030 agenda, covering national priorities and targets for sustainable development and their relations to the SDGs. This review will be performed through wide consultations taking into consideration the engagement of the Lebanese Parliament and different sectors of government, as well as the involvement of UN agencies and stakeholders from civil society and business sector. A description of the institutional framework needed to implement the 2030 agenda will be also be undertaken. In addition, the resources which are needed to implement the agenda and the difficulties faced throughout, including financing, capacity development, etc. will also be covered.