Council of the EU kicks off next steps for SDGs
The Council of the EU reiterated the EU’s strong commitment to the 2030 Agenda and to mainstream the SDGs into all policy areas. By mid-2018, the Commission should draft an SDG implementation strategy with timelines, objectives, and concrete measures. The strategy should identify policy, legislation, and governance structures for horizontal coherence and implementation gaps at the EU level. The Council urged the full range of actors across the EU – including governments at all levels, private sector, and civil society – to support SDG implementation.