The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are a range of topics adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. We support Armenia’s efforts and international cooperation to fulfill this mission.
Goals include topics such as clean energy, elimination of poverty, improved infrastructure, and peaceful and inclusive societies.
In November 2017, the Government of Armenia and the United Nations set up the world’s first National SDG Innovation Lab to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Armenia. For the first time, the state, in cooperation with the UN, created an innovation platform to support the UN SDGs implementation at country level. To do so, the Lab draws upon innovative methodologies and expertise available from across the world, including the UN’s own innovation facilities and tools.
Armenia is modernizing its energy infrastructure. The use of solar energy in Armenia is gradually increasing. In 2019, the European Union announced plans to assist Armenia towards developing its solar power capacity. The initiative has supported the construction of a power plant with 4,000 solar panels located in Gladzor.
Switzerland shares Armenia’s commitment to sustainability and we are working together on a range of foreign aid and development programs including supporting efforts in the promotion of peace, gender equality, democracy, the rule of law and human rights, reduced dependency on fossil fuels, as well as agricultural and food safety initiatives such as helping Armenian farmers improve their access to markets. Please see our page on Foreign Aid for more information.