The deliberations of this year’s UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will once more take place virtually. The focus of the event will be on 'sustainable and resilient recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic'.
Adopted in 2015, the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the centerpiece of the '2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development', which addresses all three dimensions of sustainability - social, environmental, economic. The SDGs are universally applicable and all countries have shortfalls on at least sustainability dimension – although differences exist – and must cooperate internationally in order to address these shortfalls.
Germany has been implementing the 2030 Agenda since 2017 as part of its Sustainable Development Strategy. This strategy is continuously developed further - most recently in 2020 through a broad-based and nationwide dialog process with the interested public. The reformed version was adopted by the federal cabinet in March 2021. At this year's HLPF, Germany will report for the second time on the implementation of the SDGs in, by and with Germany in its Voluntary National Review.
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has intensively advised the Federal Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on how to counteract the regressive impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the SDGs and to “recover forward”.
Horizontal accountability for SDG implementation: a comparative cross-national analysis of emerging national accountability regimes
Breuer, Anita / Julia Leininger (2021)
in: Sustainability 13 (13), article 7002
SDG 16 Interlinkages - Summary of Findings
UNDP Oslo Governance Centre (OGC)
6 July 2021
Sustainable Development Report 2021
The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19
14 June 2021
How sustainable is recycling? Reconciling the social, ecological, and economic dimensions in Argentina
Pegels, Anna / Stefanie Heyer / David Ohlig / Felix Kurz / Lena Laux / Prescott Morley (2020)
Discussion Paper 23/2020