The Economic and Social Council partners with UNDP to accelerate SDGs achievement

July 5, 2022

EcoSoc MoU signing

UNDP Jordan

4 July 2022, Amman - The Economic and Social Council of Jordan today signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with the United Nations Development Programme in Jordan UNDP. The MoU is aimed at exchanging experiences and enhancing cooperation to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and the national development priorities. The two parties will carry out dialogue sessions and sectoral analytical studies on achieving sustainable development so as to ensure its integration and consistency with Jordan’s national policies and the Vision of Economic Modernization 2030.

“The Council is working on developing, proposing and evaluating policies based on knowledge and evidence so as to support national development priorities and SDGs,” said the President of the Economic and Social Council Dr. Musa Shteiwi.

Shteiwi noted that the MoU and cooperation in joint analysis and policy dialogue using reliable data will contribute to enhancing the capacity to achieve the priority development goals of the two parties. He reiterated the need that this cooperation enhances transparent data and information and finding mechanisms to follow up on achieving SDGs.

“The cooperation with the Economic and Social Council contributes to supporting and implementing the 2030 Agenda through policy analysis and support for evidence-based policy dialogue because there is still much to be done to accelerate progress towards achieving SDGs,” said Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme Randa Aboul-Housn.

The Economic and Social Council is keen to build partnerships through agreements and MoUs with strategic partners so as to promote positive dialogue between all stakeholders in society on the most important economic and social issues, policies and decisions.