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Parliaments and the Sustainable Development Goals

Oct 2, 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an opportunity for parliamentarians to demonstrate their commitment to improving people’s lives and the health of the planet on which all human existence depends. More immediately, the SDGs are a robust framework around which parliaments can base their strategic plans and pursue their own oversight and accountability work.

Parliaments and the Sustainable Development Goals – A self-assessment toolkit has been jointly produced by United National Development Programme and the Inter-Parliamentary Union to provide parliaments with the framework to evaluate their readiness to engage with SDGs. It further helps parliamentarians identify good practices, opportunities and lessons learned on how to effectively institutionalize the SDGs and mainstream them into the legislative processes.