This new development agenda applies to all countries, promotes peaceful and inclusive societies, creates better jobs and tackles the environmental challenges of our time—particularly climate change. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. The Global Goals replace the Millennium Development Goals MDGswhich in September rallied the world around a common year agenda to tackle the indignity of poverty.
However, the Ministry, like most government institutions suffers the setback of lack of equipment and resources to effectively execute its responsibilities. But we cannot do this alone. The Sustainable Development Goals SDGsotherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
There is need however, to introduce projects that aim at changing the consumption patterns in Zambia. Strategies, Policies and Plans The Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry through the Zambia Bureau of Standards monitors the quality of products that enter the country so as to minimize the entry of substandard products.
In Cabo Verde, UNDP supported the government to convene an international conference on the SDGs in Junewhich contributed to the global discussions on the specific needs of the Small Island Developing States in the context of the new universal agenda on sustainable development.
The goals are interconnected — often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. Between andthe ratio of aid to GDP averages The objective was to produce a set of universally applicable goals that balances the three dimensions of sustainable development: Aid to government spending was as high as The MDGs established measurable, universally-agreed objectives for eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, preventing deadly but treatable disease, and expanding educational opportunities to all children, among other development imperatives.
They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet. Building on this progress, several countries are already taking steps to translate the ambitions articulated in the Agenda into tangible outcomes for their people; they are beginning with integrating the SDGs into their national visions and plans.
This should be an opportunity when the Policies on environment should be harmonized with the investment Act. A few members of the public have been able to report cases where environmental considerations have been overlooked.
Public research institutions should be linked to the private sector. Financing Financing of the Commercial Trade and Industrial sector has been done through normal budget allocations.
The Ministry plays a regulatory role for matters relating to promotion of economic growth with regard to Commercial, Trade and Industrial sectors within the market economy through the creation and maintenance of a conducive legal, regulatory policy framework.
Major Groups involvement Consumer Association of Zambia are an Advocacy group acting on behalf of consumers.
It will be imperative that experts in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and other institutions that deal with the environmental issues guide the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry in coming up with investment incentives that will lead to changing consumption patterns in Zambia.
The global goals in Africa Besides the Agenda, African countries have committed to implement the African Union Agendawhich is both a vision and a plan to build a more prosperous Africa in 50 years.
This work is already underway, as we support many countries in accelerating progress already achieved under the Millennium Development Goals. Now we must shift the world onto a sustainable path. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large.
It is clear that in Zambia a more environment-conscious-consumer public has began to emerge. Coordinating Bodies The ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry is supposed to work closely with the Ministry of Tourism Environment and Natural Resources together with other bodies that are dealing in the issues of the environment in making decisions that promote sustainable consumption and production in industry.
It is envisaged that the reintroduction of the department of planning at the Ministry of Finance and National Planning might improve the situation. Income poverty Access to improved sources of water Primary school enrollment Child mortality With the job unfinished for millions of people—we need to go the last mile on ending hunger, achieving full gender equality, improving health services and getting every child into school.
Africa has made significant progress on the Millennium Development Goals, including enrolling more children in primary school, particularly girls, increasing the representation of women in national parliaments, and reducing child and maternal deaths and the proportion of people infected with HIV.
The UN Country Team has supported the government to integrate the SDGs also into sub-national development plans, in line with the national plan. To turn these demands into actions, world leaders will gather on 25 September,at the United Nations in New York to adopt the Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Our strategic plan focuses on key areas including poverty alleviation, democratic governance and peacebuilding, climate change and disaster risk, and economic inequality.
Later this year world leaders are expected to reach a global agreement on climate change at the Paris Climate Conference.Towards Sustainable Tourism Development in Zambia: Advancing Tourism Planning and Natural Resource Management in Livingstone (Mosi-oa-Tunya) Area. Zambia Human Development Report Chapter 3: The State of Human Development in Zambia Introduction Human Development Index (HDI) seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to replace the Millennium Develop-ment Goals (MDGs) from January The.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Development and Implementation of National Strategies for Sustainable Development THE NATONAL STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IN ZAMBIA.
Zambia MDGs Status During the periodZambia made significant progress towards meeting the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) particularly in primary school enrollment, child malnutrition and the fight against malaria.
The Government of the Republic of Zambia The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – June (Rio+20) MayDownload