• Wed Jun 15 2016
  • Uganda to present SDGs report in New York

Uganda has adopted some of the targets in the National Development Plan II and Vision 2040.
Pascal Kwesiga
Journalist @ New vision
Uganda has adopted some of the targets in the National Development Plan II and Vision 2040.

PIC: The head of population and social sector planning at NPA John Ssekamatte (left) shakes hands with NPA's executive director Joseph Muvawala while the assistant commissioner, Policy Implementation Coordination in the Office of the Prime Minister, Maureen Bakunzi, looks on. (Credit: Mary Kansiime)

KAMPALA - Uganda will present a report on its readiness to deliver the 2030 sustainable development agenda during a high level political forum in New York next month.

The East African nation is among 22 countries in the world that have volunteered to present their readiness to deliver the 2030 development agenda during the forum slated for July 22 in New York.

The country achieved 33% of targets of the Millennium Development Goals that expired last year. The SDGs have 230 indicators and 169 targets.

However, countries are allowed to develop their own targets best suitable for delivering the current development agenda.

Assistant Country Director of United Nations Development Programme Patience Lily Alidri. (Credit: Mary Kansiime)


Uganda has adopted some of the targets in the National Development Plan II and Vision 2040 for the sustainable development.

Speaking during a meeting to review a report that will be presented in New York next month at Golf Course hotel in Kampala, the National Planning Authority executive director, Joseph Bavawala, called for coordination among government institutions and ministries charged with the mandate of ensuring the current global development agenda is successfully delivered.

The local governments, according to NPA, will play a significant role in implementing and monitoring the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Besides the national targets for SDGs, NPA said, local government leadership should be charged with the responsibility of crafting local targets and indictors for measuring their own progress.

According to NPA's review report on Uganda's readiness for implementation of the 2030 sustainable development agenda, local governments should be put at the centre of SDGs to achieve better results.

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