Department of sustainable development
Iraq 2030 the future we aspire to
Within the framework of the global development agenda 2015-2030. The Ministry of Planning began its work on preparing a plan within the framework of this global agenda, represented by the formation of the National Committee for Sustainable Development headed by the Minister of Planning, Dr. Salman Al-Jumaili.
The committee began its work by forming a group of work teams according to the axes of the global agenda, as well as working to hold four conferences to prepare a road map within a sustainable development framework. The first scientific conference was held on 24th of November, 2016 under the slogan Iraq 2030. The future we aspire to. A group of researchers participated in the conference through a numberof important researches based on the conference themes.
Referring to Iraq’s voluntary commitment to the sustainable development agenda 2015-2030, which was agreed upon during the past years through a series of conferences, seminars and action programs guided by the Charter of the United Nations and its principles and taken from the verified Millennium Development Goals as a starting line for the future, The Ministry of Planning organized the first scientific conference entitled (Sustainable Development Goals…a roadmap within a sustainable development framework) on Thursday 11/24/2016 at Mansour Melia Hotel, with the presence of a group of officials, Minister of Electricity, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, a number of members of Parliament, Governor of Baghdad, undersecretaries, provincial council members, advisors, private sector representatives, civil society organizations, Academics from Iraqi universities, experts and researchers, as well as representatives of a number of international organizations operating in Iraq and relevant authorities, and a number of employees of the Ministry of Planning, A number of research and studies were presented at the conference, which constitute a starting point for formulating a national vision and strategy for sustainable development 2030, including a vision proposed by the Ministry of Planning.
The conference also sought to adopt a national project that allows integrating the goals and objectives of sustainable development into national plans and measuring progress based on internationally approved indicators. This represented the first of four methodological stages for preparing the strategy leading to its formulation and launch as a national and international commitment.
Based on the foregoing, the conference data emphasized the importance of having the political will to adopt the goals of sustainable development and to set a national vision for the strategy, as well as the effective partnership between development partners (the private sector, civil society and academics in addition to international entities).
Water treatment in the Iraqi oil industry within the sustainable development agenda (2030)
Opportunities and challenges facing Iraqi industries to achieve sustainable development