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The Office for Sustainable Development (OSD) was established in 2005, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The Office operates within the General Secretariat of the Government of Montenegro, outside ministries and deals with all pillars of sustainable development. Office is rensponsible directly to the Prime Minister, who also chaired the work of the Council.


The main objectives of the Office for Sustainable Development are as follows:

1)      secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development;

2)      monitoring of the National Strategy of Sustainable Development, and drafting of annual implementation reports (The First annual Report was adopted in October 2008, while the second one is currently being prepared);

3)      monitoring and draftiong of annual reports on implementation of the Millenium development Goals in Montenegro

4)      coordination of actors from various fields of sustainable development in Montenegro, and

5)      international cooperation with organizations and networks dealing with sustainable development issues and fostering of bilateral relations in these areas.


Office for Sustainable Development (OSD) performs tasks related to the preparation and implementation of plans and projects in accordance with the purposes and principles of sustainable development and the priorities established by the document "Directions of Montenegro as an Ecological State," co-operation with international organizations to provide overseas assistance for priority projects for sustainable development, spread awareness and encourage activities in the field of sustainable development  at all levels.

OSD is also the Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), and as an operational, advisory and organizational body of the Council participate in the creation, launching, developing and implementing of policies and activities of sustainable development. Given that environment is one of the three pillars of development defined by the National Sustainable Development Strategy, the NCSD has a mandate to review and provide advice on all relevant documents (strategies, policies and other legal documents) pertaining to the environment as well as other areas (for example – economic and social pillar)

OSD also helps in unifying the work of local governments, civil society, public authorities, business and scientific circles with the common aim of implementing the National Strategy for Sustainable Development and its Action Plan. The office coordinates the preparation of annual reports on implementation of National Sustainable Development Strategy and annual reports on implementation of the Millenium Development Goals in Montenegro.