Last updated on:
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Year of approval of the SD strategy and updates

The first National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) of Hungary was accepted by the government in June 2007. The main objective of the National Sustainable Development Strategy is to help shift domestic social, economic, and environmental processes (these priority fields are equal to the dimensions of the SD), i.e. Hungary’s development onto a path that is sustainable in medium and long-term, taking into account both domestic realities and external and global processes and conditions. The Strategy has been worked out with a view to the guiding principles and key objectives laid out in the EU’s Sustainable Development Strategy. Since Hungary’s Strategy integrates domestic sectors, it is coherent with the goals of sectoral strategies and programmes.

After the establishment of the National Council for Sustainable Development by the National Assembly in 2008, the Parliament also adopted a decree on the renewing process of NSDS. The renewed SD strategy was prepared in a wide based public consultation process from 2009 to 2012. In March 2013, the Hungarian Parliament adopted the new National Framework Strategy on Sustainable Development (NFSSD) for the period 2012-24. However the adaptation of this national framework strategy was earlier than the adaptation of the Agenda 2030 (the Sustainable Development Goals) by the UN’s General Assembly. The Hungarian national SD framework strategy is containing all relevant implementation linkages to the SDG’s. The compliance was analysed in the 2015 Progress Report of the NFSSD.

Type of SD strategy

Framework strategy

Lead ministry/institution in the SD strategy process

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for Hungary's Agenda 2030 policy

Prime Minister’s Office

Ministry of Innovation and Technology

Parliament –incumbent speaker chairs the SD Council

National Council for Sustainable Development (NFTT)

National Economic and Social Council of Hungary (NGTT)

Further information about the SD strategy process

The National Sustainable Development Framework sets out 34 strategic objectives and 77 instruments until 2024.

The National Council for Sustainable Development [NFFT] conducts biennial Monitoring Report on the National Framework Strategy on Sustainable Development. The First Monitoring Report (2013-2014) assesses the implementation of all relevant SDGs in Hungary and their compliance with the already existing Hungarian National Framework Strategy on Sustainable Development. The assessment resulted that all of the relevant SDGs has compliant Hungarian national targets or goals allocated in the National Framework Strategy on Sustainable Development of Hungary. The Second Monitoring Report on the National Framework Strategy on Sustainable Development was published in 2017 and the Third Monitoring Report (in Hungarian) was published at the end of the year 2019.