National architecture on SDGs established in Kazakhstan
Astana, Kazakhstan. The national architecture on Sustainable Development Goals has been officially established in Kazakhstan by the Prime Minister’s Decree. This includes a Coordination Council on SDGs under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister, and five inter-sectoral working groups headed by national coordinators corresponding to 5 P’s of Sustainable Development (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership).
UN agencies in Kazakhstan have been working jointly for over two years providing support to the Government of Kazakhstan to reach this historical milestone. Kazakhstan was one of the first countries in the region that hosted the MAPS mission in late 2016, which resulted in the Senate’s adoption of the Parliamentary Statement on SDGs. The MAPS report revealed that the existing national priorities can already help achieve over 60 percent of the SDGs in Kazakhstan. The UNCT also supported the Committee on Statistics in the process of nationalizing SDG indicators. As a result, a draft system of 257 indicators was developed to monitor the SDGs, and the SDG Statistical Office was established within the Committee on Statistics.