State of Kuwait - 2nd Voluntary National Review Report 2023
13 September 2023
Foreword by H.H Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Prime Minster, State of Kuwait
The State of Kuwait’s unwavering approach reflects its deep belief in the importance of supporting the foundations of international dialogue with a view to addressing global challenges and issues. It aims at expanding international cooperation to build peace, support nations, and work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and to set ambitious goals for environmental conservation, emissions reduction by 2030, and transition towards the use of renewable energy in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
The State of Kuwait pursues ambitious goals to preserve the environment, reduce harmful emissions, and transition towards renewable energy and clean fuels in accordance with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality by 2050. For decades, the State of Kuwait has been leading extensive efforts to enhance awareness regarding the importance of social and economic sustainability.
It has taken concrete measures at the core of its policies and strategies by aligning Kuwait Vision 2035, Kuwait Environmental Strategy 2040, and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda. These measures have resulted from an interactive dialogue, which has contributed to strengthening international and local partnerships among various public and private sectors, academic and scientific institutions, and civil society organizations, national and international capacities.
This has led to the adoption of best practices and globally recognized standards. Moreover, Kuwait has been at the forefront of providing free education, advanced healthcare, achieving food security, supporting social safety nets, gender equality, and women’s empowerment in all fields.
The State of Kuwait also prioritizes energy, water, environmental issues, urban development, and infrastructure, designing major national projects based on governance and transparency in partnership with the private sector. Despite global economic challenges, political and military repercussions, financial crises, and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kuwait remains committed to providing international assistance to vulnerable and least developed nations.
The Voluntary National Review document records the State of Kuwait’s experience in monitoring and implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, presenting a national vision that showcases achievements and highlights developmental challenges across the three economic, social, and environmental dimensions. It emphasizes the State of Kuwait’s commitment to implementing international treaties and agreements it has ratified.
The State of Kuwait’s global and regional stance as a global partner is enhanced on peace issues, in sustaining security and stability, and in supporting issues of common interest amongst peoples worldwide.
Published in collaboration with
The National Observatory for Sustainable Development General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development State of Kuwait