Tirana, 4 December 2017 - The Albanian Parliament unanimously approved on Monday a resolution on commitment to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
By endorsing this Resolution, the Parliament of Albania collectively embraces the Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals and commits to its promotion, implementation and monitoring, through inclusive and broad-based development processes, in line with Albania’s development priorities and EU integration. This resolution is a pledge and a call for all legislators to join forces with government, civil society, academia, private sector, and development partners for addressing comprehensively the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
“We, the members of Parliament of Albania COMMIT to partnering closely with government bodies, independent authorities and civil society to support inclusive, transparent and accountable implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs and fulfill the promise of the 2030 Agenda to “leave no one behind” particularly with regardto vulnerable groups”-says the text of the resolution.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Albania says: “We are very pleased to see all Albanian Members of Parliament commit to support SDG achievements in Albania. These development goals reflect the shared desire of people throughout the world to have a better life and improve the societies they live in. Many voices from Albania and across the world, including those of Parliamentarians have helped shape the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Country ownership, government accountability and policy framework, are vital role in ensuring that the new set of goals are achieved. Parliaments are at the forefront of these imperatives, given their critical role in meeting those requirements through their lawmaking, budgeting, and oversight functions”.
In September 2015, world leaders approved an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. It builds on progress made since the Millennium Declaration, and seeks to reduce poverty and inequality, improve people’s lives, and promote peace, security, good governance, and the rule of law.
The Agenda 2030 Declaration acknowledges the “essential role of national parliaments through their enactment of legislation and adoption of budgets, and their role in ensuring accountability for the effective implementation of our commitments.”
The Resolution can be found here...