Keywords: national resilience, national security, sustainable development, society, security envi- ronment


The article explores the key characteristics of the definition of “national resilience”, which dis- tinguish it from other terms. These include motion and permanence, the existence of threats to national security, the availability of relevant actors and mechanisms capable of adapting and ef- fectively overcoming dangerous processes and crises in various areas.

The article argues that the building of national resilience occurs under the influence of certain factors, one of which is to ensure the sustainable development of the state and society. Taking into account the wide range of sustainable development issues and their links to national resil- ience, only a few aspects relevant to the national security sphere are analyzed in this article.

In present-day globalized world, sustainable development is not possible without ensuring peace and security, as well as establishing productive cooperation at the international level. In this con- text, the tasks set for Ukraine within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a global UN program are analyzed.

To ensure sustainable development of Ukraine, as well as the resilience of our state, the ending of the armed conflict in the Donbas region, the enhancement of community cohesion, the process of reconciliation and reintegration, and the creation of efficient, accountable and inclusive insti- tutions at all levels are of fundamental importance. In consequence of this, the peculiarities of the implementation of the tasks set out in the goal 16 «Peace, justice and strong institutions» of the National Report «Sustainable Development Goals: Ukraine» are explored in detail. The arti- cle argues that tasks set out in the goal 16 of the SDG do not cover the full spectrum of processes necessary to achieve peace, justice and inclusive institutions development in Ukraine, and some of the indicators are ambiguous and do not allow to assess progress in the relevant field objectively.

The discrepancies between the target indicators set out in the SDG tasks and other program doc- uments of Ukraine indicate the lack of coordination between state bodies. This is a particular concern because many reforms are being implemented in Ukraine in different areas at the same time. The above problem is an obstacle to building national resilience, since effective coordina- tion of the state bodies’ activities and their proper interaction with civil society are the key prin- ciples of resilience in the field of national security.

Author Biography

Olga Reznikova

Резнікова Ольга Олександрівна,
кандидат економічних наук, старший науковий співробітник ORCID: 0000-0003-4126-4304


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