Parliamentarians play a crucial role in the implementation of the 2030-agenda. As legislators, they pass the laws that are necessary to create the systemic changes needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Parliamentarians adopt budgets and allocate resources towards sustainable development. They perform oversight and hold governments accountable to deliver on their promises to implement the 2030-agenda.
Limited implementation of SDGs
Unfortunately, the number of parliaments engaged in the implementation of SDGs is still limited. According to the IPU, only 14 % of parliaments around the world are actively working with the 2030 agenda.
Decade of Action and Delivery
The UN has launched the Decade of Action and Delivery to intensify the efforts to achieve the SDGs. This will only succeed if Parliaments are actively involved.