Albanian Parliament, UN in Albania and IPU promote the role of legislatives in implementation of SDGs
- Sharing best experiences from the Parliaments of Austria and Romania
Albania’s Parliamentary Sub-Committee on Sustainable Development in Albanian in cooperation with the UN Resident Coordinator office in Albania and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have teamed up to promote the role of legislatives in implementation of SDGs.
The initiative is part of UN Albania joint programme ‘Strategic Policy Options for SDG Financing’ funded by the SDG Joint Fund, aiming to support Albania to identify and integrate more equitable and adequate financing for SDGs in the national budgetary framework.
A high level conference in form of an online webinar was held today with participation of Speaker of Parliament Gramoz Ruci, UN Resident Coordinator Fiona McCluney, IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong, Head of the Parliamentary Sub-Committee Senida Mesi and other distinguished MPs and parliamentary staff, focusing on the role of parliamentarians in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.
The discussion focused on how the Parliament can mainstream the SDGs within own legislative mechanisms, review legislation through SDGs lens and finance SDGs. Useful best experiences from the Parliaments of Austria and Romania in such a were shared with Albanian lawmakers while a SDG Self-Assessment Toolkit developed by UNDP. Participants discussed common challenges as well as strategies for accelerating transformative change and the realization of the SDGs by 2030.
UN Resident Coordinator Fiona McCluney praised Albanian Parliament for the support towards the SDG implementation. “I would like to express my appreciation to the Honourable Speaker and the parliament for the progress made so far. The establishment of the Sub-Committee of Sustainable Development represents a key milestone and the UN is pleased to work closely with you” – she said.
UN Albania’s programme Strategic Policy Options for SDG Financing’ is implemented jointly by UNDP, UNICEF, ILO in close cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and Economy. For more information follow the link: https://www.jointsdgfund.org/where-we-work/albania