AGENDA 2030 IMPLEMENTATION

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Last updated on:
Tuesday, 18 August 2020

In the period from 2013 to 2016, a critical analysis of problems which Montenegro faced in the previous period was conducted from the aspect of priority development issues and on the basis of the best international practices and processes. After the expiry of the five-year Action Plan related to the previous strategy of sustainable development, activities on the development of the new National Strategy for Sustainable Development until 2030 were initiated. It is important to underline that the process of preparation of the Strategy was performed through a comprehensive consultative process in which participated the representatives of all relevant social groups, including the non-governmental sector as well as the widest interested public. The National Strategy for Sustainable Development until 2030 reflects a high degree of consensus of all social structures of Montenegro.

The new National Strategy for Sustainable Development until 2030 was adopted by the Government of Montenegro on 7 July 2016. This Strategy promotes the sustainable development policies and sets long-term guidelines for sustainable development of Montenegro.

Through the National Strategy for Sustainable Development until 2030, Montenegro positioned itself among the first countries in the Western Balkans which fully adopted and integrated in their national systems the requirements of the United Nations established in the Agenda for Sustainable Development until 2030, taking in consideration different national circumstances, primarily the process of accession to the European Union, capacities and levels of development, whilst taking due account of national policies and priorities.

The National Strategy for Sustainable Development until 2030 is an umbrella, horizontal and long-term strategy of Montenegro and represents the platform for the transposition of Sustainable Development Goals into the national framework.

On the basis of own experiences and lessons learned and experiences of key international players, and taking in consideration obligations towards future generations, this document provides an innovative assessment of the current situation, identification of key unsustainable development trends and requirements of sustainable development until 2030. It defines strategic goals as well as the national resource management measures through a four-dimensional development concept based on human, social, natural and economic resources. Strategic goals are defined as responses to problems identified as key moving forces of national unsustainable trends. Defined strategic goals are linked to measures and sub-measures contained in the Action Plan for Sustainable Development of Montenegro until 2030. Measures and sub-measures represent a response to national requirements and at the same time to global obligations established in the Agenda for Sustainable development until 2030.

Leading Ministry and respective unit

Direction for Mediterranean Affairs

General directorate for climate changes and Mediterranean affairs

Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism

Other ministries involved

The following institutions have been recognized in the National Strategy for Sustainable Development until 2030 as competent for the implementation of measures and indicators defined in the NSSD until 2030 Action Plan: Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Environmental and nature Protection Agency, Statistical Office - MONSTAT.

Main contact point for the implementation process

Direction for Mediterranean Affairs

General Directorate for Climate Change and Mediterranean Affairs

Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism

Email: kor@mrt.gov.me

Aneta Kankaras, Direction for Mediterranean Affairs

aneta.kankaras@mrt.gov.me

Links to main websites/documents on national implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs
Voluntary National Reviews

Montenegro is one of the 22 states which gave a presentation, at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York in July 2016, about the complex process of the development of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development until 2030, in a form of a Voluntary National Review – VNR, i.e. the national response to requirements from the Agenda for Sustainable Development until 2030. As one of the first states that fully defined responses to all 17 goals and 169 tasks, the National Strategy for Sustainable Development until 2030 was positively evaluated both at the High-Level Political Forum and by the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD).

Montenegro VNR 2016