Last updated on:
Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Ireland established structures at official level to facilitate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

An SDG Senior Officials’ Group [SOG], made up of senior officials from all Government Departments, has been established to provide strategic coordination and to report as required to Cabinet.

This Group is chaired by the Department of the Taoiseach [Prime Minister], with support of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. 

The group is assisted by an SDG Interdepartmental Working Group [IDWG], again comprised of representatives from all Government Departments. The IDWG is responsible for developing national policy in relation to SDG implementation, preparing Ireland’s VNRs and other SDG reports, and developing national arrangements for stakeholder engagement.