How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in Georgia

Since world leaders unanimously adopted the SDGs in September 2015, Georgia has begun to lay down the foundation necessary to integrate them into its national development plans and multi-sectorial strategies. Georgia was among the first twenty-two countries that presented the Voluntary National Review (VNR) for achieving the SDGs at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2016. The next Voluntary National Review (VNR) will be presented in 2020.

Georgia has undertaken active measures to adjust the SDG targets and indicators according to local conditions, challenges and opportunities in the country. In 2017, Georgia declared all 17 SDGs as national priorities. In late 2019, the process of nationalization of SGDs was finalized.

The Administration of the Government of Georgia has been designated as a primary government institution responsible for overseeing coordination and implementation of the national sustainable development agenda.

The United Nations together with the Georgian Government co-chairs the national SDG Council, a chief custodian of Georgia’s progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG Council is composed of relevant sector ministers from Government, heads of UN agencies, private sector, CSOs representatives at appropriate levels and international organisations.