Our Work on the Sustainable Development Goals in Zimbabwe

How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in Zimbabwe

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have created a platform for national convergence among a wide range of stakeholders in Zimbabwe under a broad and integrated agenda for humanity and the planet. The UN in Zimbabwe has been supporting national initiatives to catalyse effective and inclusive approaches to the implementation of the SDGs, in the spirit of national ownership and leadership as well as under the overarching principle of “leaving no one behind”, and the aspirations of the transformative agenda. These principles are designed to facilitate the achievement of dignity, equality, justice and shared prosperity for all, while protecting the environment.

The Sustainable Development Goals in Zimbabwe

The 2016 – 2021 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF), co-chaired by Government and the United Nations, is the strategic document via which UN Entities channel their support to the achievement of the SDGs in Zimbabwe. The ZUNDAF, which comprises six result areas and fifteen outcomes is fully aligned to the SDGs. The six result areas are: Social Services and Protection; Poverty Reduction and Value Addition; Food and Nutrition; Gender Equality; HIV and AIDS; and Public Administration and Governance. The United Nations in Zimbabwe also supports Government to conduct regular monitoring and reporting on progress towards the SDGs at national and sub-national levels. In addition, the United Nations regularly facilitates national and local consultations and advocacy campaigns in partnership with the Office of the President and Cabinet, Government Ministries, Parliament, Development Partners, Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations, Youth Group, Media, and the Public on mainstreaming and implementation of the SDGs.