Implementation of SDG 16: Russia’s Role and Actions

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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ is one of 17 SDGs identified by the UN in 2015. The SDGs that supersede the Millennium Development Goals imply continuous multilateral actions to ensure their full and timely implementation. Analysis of the available literature shows that insufficient attention is paid to the international component of SDG implementation. An insufficient examination of Russia’s participation in international initiatives to implement the SDGs, and SDG 16 in particular, is also noted. This article intends to fill in this gap by presenting the results of an analysis of Russia’s activities in the international arena, contributing to the implementation of SDG 16. Russia today is one of the key actors in international politics. Russia’s activities in the international arena, including its participation in multilateral programs of assistance to countries and regions experiencing difficulties in resolving internal conflicts, contribute to the implementation of SDG 16. However, this aspect is not covered in Russia’s Voluntary National Review for the High-Level Political Forum, nor in available research. The author examines the features of a modern approach to studying the international aspect of the SDG’s implementation. Furthermore, the author analyzes Russia’s activities on the international arena contributing to SDG 16 implementation. The article concludes with the author’s observations regarding appropriate steps to increase Russia’s contribution to SDG 16 implementation.


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Table 1. Russia’s Actions on International Implementation SDG 16 

UN

16.1

16.2

16.3

16.4

16.5

Peace-keeping operations, conventions

Donations to UNICEF

Peace-keeping operations

Party to international conventions

16.6

16.7

16.8

16.9

16.10

Peace-keeping operations

Party to international conventions

Donations to UNDP projects under the Framework agreement’s provision and beyond

Party to international conventions

Draft Resolution on international information security

16.a

16.b

Peace-keeping operations; donations to UNDP projects under the Framework agreement’s provision and beyond

Party to international conventions

BRICS

16.1

16.2

16.3

16.4

16.5

Declared support for international law; BRICS Chief Justices Forum

Regular meetings of High representatives for security issues

BRICS Anti-Corruption Working Group (2015)

16.6

16.7

16.8

16.9

16.10

BRICS+ format; support for quota-reallocation reform

BRICS Counter-Terrorism Working Group; BRICS Counter-Terrorism Strategy (2020)

16.a

16.b

BRICS Counter-Terrorism Working Group; BRICS Counter-Terrorism Strategy (2020)

Declared support for international law; BRICS Chief Justices Forum

SCO

16.1

16.2

16.3

16.4

16.5

Establishment and maintenance of SCO RATS

High Courts multilateral cooperation

Security Councils’ cooperation

16.6

16.7

16.8

16.9

16.10

Establishment of a Dialog-Partner Country status

Declaration on Combating proliferation of terrorist, separatist and extremist ideology, including via the Internet (2020)

16.a

16.b

Security Councils’ cooperation; joint counter-terrorist exercises ‘Peaceful Mission’

CIS

16.1

16.2

16.3

16.4

16.5

Cooperation via the General Prosecutors’ Coordination Council of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly

CIS Counter-Terrorism Center; Border-Security Forces Chiefs Council; the Financial Intelligence Chiefs Council

Inter-Governmental
Anti-Corruption Council; Concept note on
Anti-Bribery and
Anti-Corruption Cooperation

16.6

16.7

16.8

16.9

16.10

CIS Inter-Parliamentary International Institute for Monitoring Democracy Development, Parliamentarism and Suffrage Protection of Citizens (IIMDD)

CIS Executive Committee cooperation agreements

Migration Offices Chief Officials Council

CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly

16.a

16.b

CIS Counter-Terrorism Center; Agreement on Information Sharing Concerning Anti-Terrorism Activities and Violent Extremism Including Financing (2017)

CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly

OSCE

16.1

16.2

16.3

16.4

16.5

OSCE Minsk Group co-chair; OSCE financing

OSCE Financing

16.6

16.7

16.8

16.9

16.10

OSCE Financing

Cooperation with the OSCE Representative on Mass Media

16.a

16.b

OSCE Financing

CSTO

16.1

16.2

16.3

16.4

16.5

Establishment and maintenance of the Collective Forces of Rapid Reaction — CORF (2009)

Establishment and maintenance of the Collective Forces of Rapid Reaction — CORF (2009)

16.6

16.7

16.8

16.9

16.10

16.a

16.b

Establishment and maintenance of the Collective Forces of Rapid Reaction — CORF (2009)

Source: compiled by the author.

About the authors

Alexander Alexandrovich Ignatov

RANEPA

Author for correspondence.
Email: ignatov-aa@ranepa.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6740-4454
Moscow, Russian Federation

Researcher, Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR)

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