LOCALIZATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS – ACHIEVING 2030 AGENDA
The conference entitled “Localization of Sustainable Development Goals – Achieving 2030 Agenda” was organized at the City Hall in Niš, by the Cabinet of Minister without portfolio responsible for demography and population policy Mrs. Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, in cooperation with the German Development Cooperation Agency and the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities. In the introductory part of the conference, on behalf of the City of Nis, the participants were greeted by the Head of Nisava District, Dragana Sotirovski, and the Speaker of the Nis City Assembly Rade Rajković. The Minister without Portfolio Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic spoke about the actual localization of the sustainable development goals in her presentation. This activity aims at raising awareness of the 2030 Agenda and localizing the sustainable development goals by linking with local strategies and other planning documents. Monitoring of sustainable development indicators at the level of local self-government is of particular importance and cooperation between local governments and non-governmental organizations in pursuit of the sustainable development goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to eradicate poverty, protect the environment and ensure peace and prosperity for all, based on the success of the Millennium Development Goals. Sustainable development is based on the cooperation of the economic, social and environmental aspects, and the achievement of all 17 sustainable development goals is interconnected and at the local level involves the partnership of local governments, civil and private sector, as well as citizens.