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Together 2030 partners launch new civil society handbook on engaging parliaments in support of the SDGs

18th July 2018

Together 2030 partners launch a new resource to help civil society engage parliaments, potential powerful partners for protecting people and the planet. Parliament plays an influential role in ensuring the effective implementation of global commitments through their work on legislation and budgets. For civil society, it can provide a valuable ally for supporting the realisation of the 2030 Agenda but how and when can civil society best engage? What strategies and tools have proven successful and what are the challenges? Engaging parliaments on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs: representation, accountability and implementation - a handbook for civil society explores these [read on]

From principles to practice – Together 2030 and Newcastle University launch 3rd perceptions survey report

11th July 2018

As the 2018 High Level Political Forum kicks off in New York, Together 2030 and Newcastle University are launching the 3rd perceptions survey report, which offers new evidence on the difficulties in translating the lofty global commitments of the SDGs into meaningful participatory processes in national contexts. Together 2030 and Newcastle University’s annual perceptions survey gathers stakeholders’ perspectives on national follow up and review of the SDGs. This year’s report From principle to practice: stakeholder participation in Voluntary National Reviews, 2018, focuses on two key areas of participation in the 2030 Agenda: (1) How extensive is stakeholder awareness of, and participation in, the process [read on]

Participate in the 3rd edition of the Perceptions survey on stakeholder participation at the 2030 Agenda follow up and review

28th March 2018

Espanol abajo - Francais ci dessus Voluntary National Reviews and national tracking of the 2030 Agenda: participatory and inclusive? Please join the third edition of the Together 2030 perceptions survey on civil society and stakeholder engagement in Voluntary National Reviews and national tracking of the 2030 Agenda implementation, organized in partnership with the Politics Department of Newcastle University.  Reply by April 20 here: https://bit.ly/2DZLd0k or download the offline survey in Word and return to sdg.survey@newcastle.ac.uk  The purpose of this survey is to collect information about civil society and stakeholder perceptions of national processes that follow up on the commitments established in the United [read on]

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“Progressing National SDG Implementation” – A civil society assessment of 2017 VNRs

15th March 2018

 Check “Progressing National SDG Implementation”, the second in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society, which documents and analyses the 41 English, French and Spanish Voluntary National Review reports submitted in 2017 to the UN’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Together 2030 has joined forces with several CSO partners in this initiative, which was lead by the  Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and included Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD), Bond (UK), the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD); the International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP-FIP) and others. The report identifies ten key pillars that [read on]

New Report reviews National Civil Society Coalitions working on the SDGs

13th March 2018

 A new report launched by Together 2030, in a partnership with the Norwegian Forum for Development and the Environment (ForUM) reviews the organization of national civil society coalitions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall objective of this exercise was to identify examples of how civil society is organizing to promote and follow up on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the national level and to use this review to facilitate the creation and strengthening of bonds among coalitions through peer learning and information exchange to increase capacities to hold governments accountable for the commitments made in [read on]

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Together 2030 and Uniting to Combat NTDs join forces to push for SDG implementation and leave no one behind

1st March 2018

        Together 2030 and Uniting to Combat NTDs have joined forces to support civil society tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at national and local level to actively participate in the implementation and accountability of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The elimination of NTDs is an SDG target (3.3) backed up with a treatment coverage indicator. However, NTDs are also interconnected with other relevant and important aspects of the 2030 Agenda. As implementation of the 2030 Agenda starts to gather pace, and as governments develop plans for their implementation, it is critical that sectors, such as those working on NTDs, are able [read on]

New report reviews leaders statements and the 2030 Agenda

6th December 2017

 As part of the celebrations of its 2nd Anniversary, Together 2030 is launching a report reviewing how Heads of State and government addressed the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the statements delivered during the United Nations for the 72nd General Assembly (UNGA) General Debate, held in September, in New York. The main question guiding the analysis was: How are global leaders referring to the 2030 Agenda in their official statements at the main multilateral global gathering? Is the 2003 Agenda at the Center of Global Discourse? - Together 2030 Report UNGA72 Statements and the 2030 [read on]

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Nuevo Informe: América Latina y el Caribe ante la 72 Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas

6th December 2017

El Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei), en asociación con Together 2030, presentan este informe de seguimiento a los discursos pronunciados por representantes de los 33 países de América Latina y el Caribe, ante la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, em Septiembre 2017, en Nueva York, el espacio multilateral más importante en el orden global. El objetivo del informe es identificar cuáles son para la región ALC las prioridades, perspectivas y posiciones frente a los temas más relevantes de la actualidad internacional.

El trabajo presenta 17 temas que pueden considerarse trascendentes para los Estados de América Latina
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New report highlights Together 2030 Activities (2016-2017)

4th December 2017

As part of the celebrations of its 2nd Anniversary, Together 2030 is launching a new report, outlining its main activities and achievements from October 2016/2017. Together 2030 was set up in 2015 with the aim of bringing the voices of civil society and non-governmental stakeholders to the center of decision-making and accountability of the 2030 Agenda at all levels. This report details the activities undertaken by this global Initiative from October 2016 to October 2017 and the outcomes of our collective work. The report also flags the main priorities for the next cycle. Read the full report here: Together 2030 Activities Report [read on]

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Guiding for Accountability: Recommendations for VNR Guidelines

16th October 2017

Together 2030 launched a new paper with concrete recommendations on how to improve the current VNR guidelines. The paper, a collective effort by the members of the Initiative, was made possible through a partnership with World Vision. Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are a critical element of the follow-up and review mechanisms for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. To support the reporting process, the United Nations Secretary General has been requested to provide a set of voluntary common reporting guidelines for VNRs, which were published in January 2016. After two rounds of VNRs presentations at the UN High Level Political Forum [read on]

Together 2030 partners with civil society in Senegal to promote inclusive national review and more

9th October 2017

    Photos:Together 2030 and Sightsavers led a workshop with 30 participants on the SDGs in Dakar, on Sept 29   Together 2030 joined forces with Sightsavers and CONGAD/Senegal (Conseil des Organisations Non Gouvernementales d’Appui au Développement) in the organization of a workshop to discuss opportunities and processes related to the preparation of the voluntary national review (VNR) to be presented by the Senegalese Government at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2018. Held in Dakar, Senegal, on September 29, the workshop mobilized around 30 participants, including representatives from several governmental bodies including the planning and economic policy director, the national [read on]

New report on Together 2030 engagement at the HLPF 2017

14th August 2017

As part of the collective work of the Initiative, Together 2030 members participated in a diverse range of activities before, during and after the 2017 High Level Political Forum. These activities aimed to build their capacities, create space for knowledge sharing, and collectively draft documents with key messages. This comprehensive report not only shows the process of engagement, but also the outcomes of this work, such as Together 2030 Perception Survey, Together 2030 Position Paper, Special Blog Series, among others See report here: Together 2030 Report on HLPF 2017 - August 2017-2

Together 2030 issues recommendations to the UN High Level Political Forum

27th July 2017

  Together 2030 members were active during the United Nations High Level Political Forum, held from July 10-19 in New York. Reflections and recommendations were shared during internal strategy meetings which have been compiled in an Open Letter from Together 2030 on the HLPF 2017. The letter is available here. Together 2030 and its members expect that those can be helpful to the process of strengthening the follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

Jo Howard, from Institute of Development Studies (United Kingdom) speaking at the United Nations High Level Political Forum

Together 2030 Statement – Leveraging interlinkages for effective implementation of SDGs

15th July 2017

Jo Howard, from Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom delivered Together 2030 statement during the HLPF official session on July 14 in Leveraging interlinkages for effective implementation of SDGs. Together 2030 reminded Member States that the universal, and interlinked nature of the SDGs demand a holistic approach that connects the goals rather than separates them into silos. Additionally, we emphasized that it is critical to have a bold Ministerial Declaration that reinforces the commitment to all the SDGs and for their integrated implementation, including the means for their implementation. Click here or read below the full statement.  Your excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Dear colleagues, My name [read on]

Together 2030 statement for Official MGoS Session, HLPF 2017

13th July 2017

John Patrick Ngoyi (JP), from Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria, and member of Together 2030 Core Group presented a civil society perspective during the second day of the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF). During the Thematic review on eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: Multi-stakeholder perspectives, JP exhorted Member States to move from promises to action, budget allocation and implementation. Naiara Costa, from Together 2030 International Secretariat moderated the session. Below is JP's full speech. "Your excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Dear colleagues, We are [read on]

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