Haryana government has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to establish Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC) in the state.

While giving this information on Tuesday, an official spokesman said the MoA had been signed to establish the Sustainable Development Centre as part of the Swaran Jayanti Haryana Institute of Fiscal Management– a government of Haryana, finance and planning department initiative.

The state government is fully committed to the 2030 Global agenda and has set ambitious targets for itself for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the state.

To take this agenda forward, the state government formulated its ‘Vision 2030’ document in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which was launched by the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar on 27 June.

The MoA concretises the proposal in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed between the Haryana government and UNDP on 6 February, 2018 and this laid the foundation stone of cooperation between the two for implementation of SDGs.

He said that the SDG Coordination Centre (SDGCC) would act as a capacity building center, a catalyst or resources center, a think tank, knowledge center and a monitoring post for all supporting departments and ministries of Haryana government.

SDGCC would be responsible for initiating action for convening on SDG related issues, as also meetings at government level, as and when required.