Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Implementation of the SDGs by the Icelandic authorities is the task of both administrative levels, the state, on the one hand, and local authorities, on the other. The Association of Local Authorities has a representative in the government’s SDG working group. With the involvement of the Association, the introduction of SDGs is approached as a joint project of the state and municipalities, as they have an important role for successful implementation of the SDGs.
A task force at the national level is to be created to strengthen the vertical coordination of the SDGs. The task force will be comprised of representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Local Governments, the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities, Statistics Iceland, and the government’s working group for the SDGs. One of its main tasks is to secure data for a specific set of indicators for the municipalities.