United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027

Context: NITI Aayog and the United Nations in India signed the Government of India – United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (GoI-UNSDCF) 2023-2027. About United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027:
  • GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 represents the UN development system’s collective offer to the Government of India, in line with the national vision for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, promoting gender equality, youth empowerment and human rights.
  • Collaboration: The formulation of the GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 was led by NITI Aayog, on behalf of the Government of India, with robust participation of line Ministries, State Governments, and Union Territories.
  • Strategic Pillars: The GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 is built on four strategic pillars derived from the 2030 Agenda – People, Prosperity, Planet and Participation. 
  • Implementation: The implementation, monitoring and reporting of GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 will be led by the Government of India and the United Nations, India through a Joint Steering committee.
  • Outcome Areas: The Four interlinked pillars have six outcome areas focusing on:
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Nutrition and Food Security
    • Quality Education; Economic Growth and Decent Work
    • Environment
    • Climate
    • WASH and Resilience
    • Empowering People
    • Communities, and Institution
Significance for India:
  • The GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 Framework comes at a critical juncture as the world reaches the halfway mark to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and India envisions a ‘Viksit Bharat’ over the next 25 years.     
News Source: PIB

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