“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.”

-Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN)
12 September 2013

CPGS joining hands with Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform & United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in achieving SDG’S Targets; SDG’s a Step towards better tomorrow:

United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 inter-linked targets. There is no denying the fact, that the world is in a grip of multiple challenges in general and Pakistan in particular. The changing dynamics of the national interests transformed the nature of problems and subsequent solutions the world at large. By considering the evolving nature of the world, member states adopted 2030 agenda for sustainable development to mitigate the challenges spewing due to man-made interventions in prevalent environment. Pakistan is also a country working under SDG’S framework. But there is a grim picture to oversight these 17 areas highlighted under SDG’S network and data is not sufficient to give an exact estimate and clear picture of prevalent development. By realizing the fact that what is Pakistan’s current position to achieve the targets? What are the challenges faced in achieving the set targets? Where the gaps are originally found? What are the barriers in foreseeing the areas? CPGS initiated a project to establish and join a task force with Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform & United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and play its role in enforcement of Sustainable Development Goals, suggesting and developing possible measures to achieve SDG’S targets in Pakistan. CPGS partnership with Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform would not only assist in research to identify problems, data collection, propose solutions and strategies but will also help the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform to devise strategies based on creating the public awareness campaigns and suggest better outreach for the implementation of the targeted goals set by SDG’s. The 17 Goals set by SDG’s are as follows:

Understanding the challenges faced by Pakistan, the CPGS has taken an initiative to carry research for developing policies and propose strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The CPGS has identified the key areas to contribute in a systematic manner by setting up a priority list of 10 pivotal goals that need dire attention in order to mitigate the challenges namely:

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