KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that to achieve the goal of sustainable development, cooperation between federal, provincial and local governments as well as private, cooperative, non-governmental sector, civil society and development partners is necessary.
Addressing the meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals National Steering Committee held today at the office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singha durbar, he said that the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved through the efforts of the government alone, and that the private, cooperative sector, non-governmental organizations, civil society and development partners will all play an equally important role in this.
Therefore, there is a need for coordination, cooperation and partnership between all these sectors. For this, the government will play a leading role, while other sectors should realize their responsibilities and join hands with the government in the implementation of policies and programs in line with sustainable development, he said.
He said that the three levels of government have an important responsibility in the implementation of sustainable development goals.
Therefore, it is necessary to adopt the concept of holistic government in achieving sustainable development goals. He said, "Therefore, it is necessary to build a strong and effective institutional structure to localize sustainable development goals at the provincial and local levels. In addition, those targets and indicators should be included in plans, budgets and programs and their implementation process should be made more effective.”
He said that the government's emphasis is on the implementation of sustainable development goals in accordance with international commitments. He said that the constitution of Nepal includes fundamental rights, directive principles and policies of the state and other provisions to achieve sustainable development goals, and it provides the basis for the implementation of sustainable development goals.
"We started to internalize the Sustainable Development Goals in the budget and programs from the fourteenth plan, the current fifteenth plan has also been prepared in harmony with the Sustainable Development Goals," he said.