Sustainable Development Policy Coherence: LAUNCHING the “MAPS” REPORT
Since September 2015, Albania has embarked on the achievement of the Agenda 2030 in line with its EU integration agenda and National Strategy for Development and Integration 2015–2020 (NSDI II).
The UN in Albania is supporting the Government in rolling out the SDGs with focus on advocacy and sensitization, prioritizing and localizing the SDGs, and mainstreaming them into national policies and plans using the MAPS platform as a basis. In April 2018, a one-week in-country SDG MAPS mission took place to assess the state of play on SDG implementation and provide recommendations for future actions to accelerate the achievement of 2030 Agenda. This mission was undertaken in partnership with the EU Delegation and World Bank office in the country.
 MAPS (M-Mainstreaming, A-Acceleration, PS-Policy Support) is a UN system-wide undertaking which mobilizes UNCTs and leverages UN Agencies’ collaborative advantages to contribute to people-centered and rights-based sustainable development.