Farhan Hassan*
Saudi Arabia‘s SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity leading by UNDP.

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said: “Supporting the 2030 Agenda is a top priority for UNDP,” also, she demonstrate the objectives of SDGs by saying : “The SDGs provide us with a common plan and agenda to tackle some of the pressing challenges facing our world such as poverty, climate change and conflict. UNDP has the experience and expertise to drive progress and help support countries on the path to sustainable development.”.

Over the last five decades, Saudi Arabia has achieved and sustained remarkable progress along the socio-economic development pathway. The kingdom helped in shaping the outcome of the SDGs as well.


SDGs and Saudi Vision 2030.

In 2018, with attending of more than 1,000 governments, delegations, businesses, and civil society leaders convened to discuss progress done by governments towards the implementation of the SDGs. called "High-Level Political Forum" at the UN Headquarters in New York, as the theme was "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies." Saudi Arabia submitted its first "Saudi Arabia’s National Voluntary Review”, supported by UNDP, was based on an inclusive review of the status of the SDGs, their alignment with the Saudi Vision 2030.

In addition to that, the actions taken by national entities including the government, the private sector, and non-government organizations to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


The Brundtland Report

As related to our topic “Brundtland Report “ formerly known as the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), the mission of the Brundtland Commission is to unite countries to pursue sustainable development together.

"Brundtland Report" is addressing the issue of sustainability by focusing on seven strategies for sustainable development:

• Reviving development.

• Changing the quality of growth.

• Achieving the essential needs for jobs, food, energy, water and sanitation.

• Ensuring a sustainable level of population.

• Conserving and enhancing the resource.

• Reorienting technology and applying the risk management.

• Merging environment and economics in decision-making.


This report makes institutional and legal recommendations for change in order to confront common global problems. Particularly a lack of integrated social planning, limits the world's ability to meet human needs now and in the future.


Saudi Arabia and international development

As known, that Saudi Arabia is a founding member of the United Nations and has played always an active role throughout its history since then there is forged a strong strategic partnership for development around the world,

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s commitment not only to the international development agenda actions but also, in contribute generously to the development efforts of low-income countries through humanitarian and development assistance



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