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Together 2030 Position Paper HLPF 2019

11th June 2019

Ahead of the 2019 Session of the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development (HLPF), to be held in New York from July 9 – 18, Together 2030 launches its position paper with key messages to governments and stakeholders engaged in the follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda. The paper focuses on the theme for this year’s HLPF ‘Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality" and also provides recommendations for all the goals under review, namely: • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all • Goal 8. [read on]

Principles paper for HLPF review

13th May 2019

On the occasion of the High-level Political Forum reform, the networks and initiatives of civil society Action for Sustainable Development, Forus, the Together 2030 and TAP Network have come together to outline a set of shared principles to guide the upcoming HLPF review. With thousands of members from across the world, the aforementioned have joint forces to maximize the opportunity that this process represents with the common understanding of this review to be critical to the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which should serve to improve global-level follow up and review [read on]

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“Progressing National SDG Implementation” – Third in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society.

30th January 2019

"Progressing National SDG Implementation" is the third in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society. It documents and analyses the 46 Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports submitted in 2018 to the UN’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The report identifies ten key pillars that we believe are essential to the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also recognizes emerging good practice, and sets out a range of conclusions and recommendations with respect to how countries can both improve their implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and use the HLPF as [read on]

Nuevo informe analiza los discursos de Latinoamerica y El Caribe de la 73era Asamble General de la ONU

5th December 2018

El Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei), en asociación con Together 2030, presentan nueva vez un informe de seguimiento a los discursos pronunciados por representantes de los países de América Latina y el Caribe, ante la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en su 73era sesión en Septiembre 2018, en Nueva York. El objetivo del informe es identificar cuáles son las prioridades y posiciones de los países de Lationoamerica y el Caribe frente a los temas más relevantes de la actualidad internacional. El trabajo presenta un análisis de los temas que se consideran más relevantes para los 33 Estados de América Latina y el [read on]

New Report on Together 2030 Activities 2017-2018

5th December 2018

As part of the celebrations of its 3rd Anniversary, Together 2030 is launching a new report, outlining its main activities and achievements from November 2017 to October 2018. Three years since its inception, Together 2030 continues to be focused on bringing the voices and experiences of civil society and non-governmental stakeholders to the center of decision-making and accountability of the 2030 Agenda at all levels. This report is a detailed recount of the activities undertaken by Together 2030 including outcomes and challenges. The report also flags the main priorities for next period Activities Report T2030 2018. Read the full report here: Together 2030 Activities Report –  [read on]

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How to engage in a voluntary national review? Find out in our new civil society quick guide

30th October 2018

With voluntary national review season underway, Together 2030, Cafod and Uniting to Combat NTDs are launching a quick guide to support civil society in navigating this key process for the follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda. Underpinned by principles of inclusion, participation and transparency, voluntary national reviews (VNRs) can help civil society to shape and influence decisions that will affect the realisation of their goals and concerns. From calling on governments to undertake a VNR, to planning engagement, participating in consultations and ensuring follow up, there is a key role for civil society to play at every step of the [read on]

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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 [email protected]  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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