Korea Voluntary National Review, 2016

2016 National Voluntary Review, Korea
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The purpose of this Voluntary National Review (herein the Review) is to provide an analysis of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) efforts to create enabling environments for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and of the prospects, challenges and opportunities that the ROK will likely face in its journey toward realizing the SDGs. By explaining its best practices and policy innovations, it also aims to share knowledge with all the stakeholders within and outside the ROK.

The Review is structured as follows. The following section introduces the methodology adopted for the Review. It is followed by a section describing the efforts taken toward achieving sustainable development prior to and after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda. It specifically deals with: key institutions, processes and actors creating ownership of the SDGs; efforts to incorporate the SDGs into policy frameworks for domestic and international implementation of the SDGs; diverse ways of integrating the social, economic and environmental dimensions of the SDGs into policies and actions; an analysis of the initiatives related to ensuring the principle of leaving no one behind; and the efforts to adapt the institutional framework to implement the SDGs.

Following this, the Review discusses implementation with a focus on financial means for domestic and international implementation. After introducing the next steps for various stakeholders to enhance the implementation of the SDGs, it concludes with a summary of the ROK’s institutional and organizational preparation for the implementation of the SDGs, and identifies the challenges, limitations and opportunities for furthering the enabling environment for SDGs implementation.

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