National Sustainable Development Strategy


Italian Voluntary National Review: the Side events during the HLPF

Territorialization of sustainable development goals, policy coherence and participation empowerment of non-State actors in the 2030 Agenda implementation. These are the focus of the side events more  


Italian Voluntary National Reviews: available on the UN website

The Italian Voluntary National Review was published on the UN more


National Conference on Sustainable Development and Side events

Last June 21st was held the National Conference on  Sustainable Development more



The events of recent years have placed sustainable development at the heart of the aspirations of the global community. This particular moment of managing the recovery after the Covid 19 pandemic crisis, further places the synergy between the social, environmental and economic dimensions of development at the center of public action.

Consistent with the commitments signed in September 2015, Italy has declined the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  of the United Nations in the National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS), a coordination tool that assumes the 4 guiding principles of the Agenda: Integration, universality, transformation and inclusion.

The NSDS is structured in the five areas (the so-called "5Ps") of the 2030 Agenda: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. To these is added a sixth area dedicated to the Vectors for sustainability, elements necessary for transformation. NSDS constitutes the national reference framework for environmental and territorial evaluation processes, planning and programming, according to the provisions of art. 34 of Legislative Decree 152/2006, and subsequent amendments. Based on the same article, the Ministry supports the Regions, the Autonomous Provinces and the Metropolitan Cities in the territorial declination of the NSDS, defining their own sustainability strategies.

The Forum for Sustainable Development was set up to ensure the widest involvement of civil society.

The NSDS was approved by the Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning (resolution n. 108 of December 22nd 2017) and is the result of a process of involvement of institutions and civil society, conducted by the Ministry of Ecological Transitionin in close collaboration with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy.

Every three years the NSDS must be revised; the Ministry of Ecological Transition has the task of initiating and managing the revision through a broad and participatory institutional process, coordinated by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.















National Conference on sustainable development 2022
Talking about sustainable development

Upcoming events
Events in Archive

 The National Sustainable Development Strategy  

The process of defining
Instruments for institutional collaboration
Monitoring and evaluation
The review process
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 The international context  

The 2030 Agenda
The High Level Political Forum
Voluntary National & Local Review 
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 The contribution of territories: regions, autonomous provinces and metropolitan cities  

The contribution of territories: regions, autonomous provinces and metropolitan cities
Metropolitan agenda for sustainable development
Useful Documents & links

 The contribution of the civil society: the Forum  

How the Forum works
Useful Documents & links

 Initiatives and projects supporting the implementation of the NSDS  

CReIAMO PA Project
Awareness initiatives
Policy coherence for sustainable development
Research projects







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