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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.

Zero Hunger

Strategic Alignment

The Natural Resource Management (NRM) Sector Strategy, which is in line with QNV 2030, sets out the overall direction for the management of the sector and emphasizes the main outcome “Optimize and sustain natural resources for the people of Qatar” that remains relevant to the goal of the current strategy. It includes three targets for the vegetation plants, fish, and animal production to increase food self-sufficiency so that to support the national economy and enhance food security.

Context

  • Agricultural land constitutes about 6% of Qatar’s area. This first necessitates the conservation of agricultural land using advanced agricultural research since the limited agricultural land, harsh climatic conditions and high temperatures do not allow for crop rotation. This requires seeking other ways to increase productivity, enacting laws and legislation on agricultural production, and eliminating salinity resulting from a reduced groundwater level, which has caused soil degradation and low productivity.
  • Agricultural research will help use new techniques, introduce drip irrigation to replace traditional methods, change irrigation methods and stop cultivating crops that consume large amounts of water. The new agricultural policy also requires expanding marketing outlets, supporting farmers and fully applying procedures and directives to ensure long-term food security for Qatar.
  • An example of an initiative established by Qatar is the Global Dryland Alliance, by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, to establish an international organization to face food insecurity consequences, negative environmental and economic impacts associated with climate change.