The 2030 Agenda initiative: Mexico is making progress

Project description

Project title: Further development of a Mexican sustainability architecture to implement the 2030 Agenda in Mexico
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Mexico
Lead executing agency: Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID)
Overall term: 2018 to 2023

Foto FS Agenda 2030

Context

The 2030 Agenda was signed in September 2015 by all United Nations Member States. It defines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that reflect all dimensions of sustainable development, addressing society, the environment and the economy. Mexico continues to face major challenges in these areas.

However, the country is already making progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda: in December 2019, Mexico adopted a national strategy that guides the actions of Government, civil society and the private sector. The first states and local authorities have already started aligning their development plans with the 2030 Agenda, and the Government is mobilising domestic revenue for sustainable development.

Objective

Structures for implementing the 2030 Agenda have been established in national policy and in two Mexican states.

Team photo of the 2030 Agenda initiative

Approach

To support the Mexican Government in implementing the 2030 Agenda, the project is establishing a ‘sustainability architecture’, which will serve as a long-term and participative institutional framework. This architecture integrates the goals and principles of sustainable development into national development plans and Government ministries.

Project support focuses in particular on the Ministry of Economy’s office for implementing the 2030 Agenda, which acts as a secretariat and coordination point for the Mexican Council for Sustainable Development. The project also provides advice on developing the sustainability and implementation strategy for the 2030 Agenda, thereby assisting parliament in drawing up sustainability legislation. It also mobilises additional funds for implementing the 2030 Agenda and supports the pilot states of Mexico City and Oaxaca in planning and implementing their sustainability architecture.

The project’s current phase aims to achieve an inclusive and sustainable economic upturn after COVID-19, in line with the ‘Recover Better’ approach. It focuses on digitalisation and development based on the principle of leaving no one behind.

Last update: February 2022