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]
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]More
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]
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]More
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[read on] More
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]More
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]
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]
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 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 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]
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]
Check the new report here. Together 2030, in partnership with World Vision, commissioned a review of the Main Messages submitted by Member States reporting on their implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the HLPF 2017. The purpose of this review is to provide information to civil society stakeholders for their engagement in the HLPF in July 2017, and to make recommendations for improving VNR reports in 2018 and beyond. Main findings and recommendations: In sum, the set of submissions available for this review provide many reasons to be hopeful as well as some cause for concern. On the positive [read on]
Ahead of the 2017 Session of the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development (HLPF), to be held in New York from July 10 - 19, 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 position paper includes national experiences from seven countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, India, South Korea, Togo and the United Kingdom), based on contributions from Together 2030 Members in their path to promote and engage on the SDGs implementation and accountability. The paper also raises concerns around participation, accountability and transparency. Check [read on]
*Save the date* “Open, inclusive, participatory and transparent”: How can voluntary national reviews support the pledge to “leave no one behind” in implementing the 2030 Agenda? From 18:30 to 20:30* on Monday 17th July 2017 *refreshments will be served from 18:30-19:00 At ONE UN Hotel, 1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY Join us to hear from governments that have volunteered for VNRs on how they are keeping up the momentum of delivery and implementation of their commitments. Civil Society Organisations and parliamentarians will also be sharing their experiences on how they are engaging and collaborating in this process. Partner Organisations: Sightsavers, Together 2030, Leonard Cheshire Disability, [read on]