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About Qatar

Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all member states of the United-Nations in 2015, describe a universal agenda that applies to and must be implemented by all countries. The SDG Index and Dashboards Report is the first worldwide study to assess where each country stands with regard to achieving the SDGs. Sound metrics and data are critical for turning the SDGs into practical tools for problem solving. SDGs set standards not only for emerging and developing countries, but also for the industrialized nations. Governments and civil society alike can utilize the SDG Index and Dashboards Report to identify priorities for action, understand key implementation challenges, track progress, ensure accountability, and identify gaps that must be closed in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

This page will expand on Qatar’s current strategic alignment towards the SDGs, including references from the numerous national strategies that have been implemented to achieve Qatar’s National Vision 2030. By clicking on each of the following icons, you will be directed on a brief summary to what Qatar achieved for each of the respective SDGs that Qatar has tackled or is in the process of tackling.

It is exciting to mention that HH Sheikha Moza has been selected for a second time to be an Advocate of the Sustainable Development Goals in recognition of her leading role in providing quality education, youth empowerment, and human development through her initiatives at the local and international levels.

Reduced Inequalities

Strategic Alignment

  • Under the Second Pillar – Social Development of QNV 2030, Qatar will seek to build a safe, secure and stable society based on effective institutions. The country will promote tolerance, benevolence, constructive dialogue and openness toward other cultures in the context of its Arab and Islamic identity. Moreover, it will provide its citizens with their basic needs and guarantee them equal opportunities. It is in line with the 2030 SDGs as adopted by world leaders in September 2015, which supports global partnership for poverty eradication, reducing inequality and promoting sustainability.

Context

  • Nearly half of the world’s population - more than 3bn - live on less than $2.50 a day, while more than 1.3bn live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 a day). Migrant low-income laborers from Bangladesh, India and elsewhere make significantly more money working in Qatar than they would in their home countries, and most of their earnings are sent back home. This enables their family members to acquire basic services such as health care and education. Qatar has one of the largest migrant workforces, relative to the number of nationals, in the world.
  • Tens of thousands of new migrants take up residence in the country each month, driven in large part by the need for laborers to construct the vast amount of infrastructure needed for the 2022 World Cup. Due to this, Qatar has introduced a number of measures aimed at accommodating migrants.
  • For example, the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee adopted the Workers Charter. Since then, Qatar has continuously built upon these initiatives to ensure all workers engaged on its projects, and those of the other infrastructure developers in Qatar, have a right to be treated in a manner that ensures at all times their wellbeing, health, safety and security.
  • Qatar also approved a draft bill to set up a support fund for the migrants, titled the “The Workers Support and Issuance Fund” under the auspices of the Cabinet. Additionally, preliminary discussions were held regarding the possible establishment of a minimum wage and implementation of legal protection measures.