Bahrain’s Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals 2030

The Kingdom of Bahrain has taken major steps towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations General Assembly, aligning its national development agenda accordingly. Since 2000, Bahrain has responded nation-wide to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) initiated by the United Nations.

The Kingdom addressed each of the SDGs, achieving all its targets in 2015. It has also issued reports and publications from time to time, in coordination with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), which showcase its MDG progress.

Since adapting the SDGs, Bahrain has been closely monitoring its achievements, presenting them at the High-Level Political Forum in July, 2018. The Kingdom also published the Water Report (in Arabic only) to monitor the progress made towards the implementation of the targets and indicators of the sixth SDG in February 2018. The first of its kind in the region, the report highlighted Bahrain’s commitment to the international agenda and global sustainable development trends.

Current Status of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
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