Links with NSDI priorities and the SDGs

The outcome is expected to support the GoA to achieve NSDI II priority 5 to invest in people and greater social cohesion. The National Strategy for Development and (European) Integration (NSDI II) 2015-2020 asserts that people are the country’s greatest resource and their security and well-being are a central under-pinning for economic growth and prosperity. To contribute to this outcome, the expected outputs and initiatives of UN programme support will provide access to good practice global policies and models, expertise and support for the implementation of international norms and standards, and will promote new skills, and more inclusive systems and ways of working that can help to reach vulnerable groups. Key elements of the NSDI II targeted for support are:

  • A modern educational system that has students’ needs and interests at its core;
  • Universal, quality health care system accessible to all  resident Albanians;.
  • Expanded employment opportunities, especially for women;
  • Systems to help measure and support decision-making for the financial sustainability social security system;
  • A stronger social protection system;
  • Social inclusion where society enables all Albanians equal access;
  • Gender equality and equality of opportunity; and
  • Processes and strengthen cooperation and partnership between government and civil society.


 UN programme support will also contribute to GoA efforts to achieve several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets from the following list:



Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal

1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages 

3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births

3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births

3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases, other communicable diseases

3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being

3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes

3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes

4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education

4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations

Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

5.4 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies, and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate

5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the ICPD and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences

Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

10.4 Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality

Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development..

16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children

16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels


Vulnerable groups

This outcome will respond to: Children;                 Youth; Women; Minorities; People/Children with special needs or disabilities; Elderly people; Poor households;      Single parent households; Families without shelter; Rural population; Migrants, refugees, people/children on the move, returning migrants; Victims of violence and human trafficking;                 Children exploited, abused, neglected, trafficked, and involved in labour, unregistered children; People living with HIV/AIDS; Men who have sex with men (MSM); Injecting drug users (IDU); Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTI) persons; Victims of environmental degradation.