The UN report on the "Nexus Approach to Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region" (E/ESCWA/C.2/2019/7) was published by the UN and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It addresses the challenges and opportunities of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Arab countries, and adapting it to their development strategies, policies and programmes. The first part of the document examines the indivisible nature of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the importance of considering the synergies and complementarities in adapting the SDGs to national policymaking processes.
The second part discusses a nexus approach to integrating the SDGs into development planning based on three thematic clusters: water-energy-food security; poverty reduction-decent employment-sustainable growth; and equality-inclusion-justice, with a focus on the latter. The third part proposes a set of policy actions that Arab countries can adopt to ensure that the equality-inclusion-justice nexus is adequately mainstreamed in national development processes.
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Published October 2019