SUNFO is a partner of “Together 2030” campaign.
Key Goals of Together 2030
- To strengthen partnerships between civil society and stakeholders to support the effective implementation of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.
- To make the voices of people heard and have people holding governments accountable for the progress towards achieving Agenda 2030 and the SDGs at all levels.
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 and the commitment from all governments towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) create a unique opportunity to transform the world by 2030.
A group of organisations have joined forces in order to advance this work and push for the implementation and accountability of Agenda 2030 at all levels.
“Together 2030 “ believes that a participatory process has to be developed, experienced and monitored at sub-national, local and national level as well as at the regional and global level.
“Together 2030” aiming to create this process by:
- Raising awareness, strengthen capacities and mobilize resources
- Convene multi-stakeholder platforms
- Creating Communities of Practice around technicalities of implementation
- Creating a knowledge platform
- Tracking and reporting on positions, priorities and concrete actions
- Facilitating, supporting and promoting global, regional and national advocacy actions
- Promoting a supportive global architecture for implementation and accountability of Agenda 2030
(a) Together 2030 Perception Survey with Civil Society
Countries will present their national reviews on the implementation of Agenda 2030 during the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July, in New York. Together 2030 undertook a “perceptions survey” with civil society organisations, in volunteer countries and beyond, to get a sense about how information is being shared with those actors; if they were aware of the engagement of their governments at the national review process and if spaces have been created for their engagement and participation. The perceptions survey was based on a limited number of questions; was shared broadly with civil society mailing lists from March 21 to April 11 2016. A total of 265 responses were received:
Language matters: language is a factor when considering access to information and opportunities of participation. In almost all questions, those replying to the English questionnaire showed more awareness about several aspects of the national process than those replying to the Spanish or French questionnaires.
Awareness about the 2030 Agenda and related processes does not translate in awareness about national plans: On average, respondents showed a good level of awareness about the 2030 Agenda and in certain questionnaires about implementation plans in their countries. The survey also shows the lack of knowledge about implementation plans – for instance 44% of those replying to the Spanish and French surveys in volunteer countries are unaware of the implementation plans in their countries. 91% of those replying in Spanish, 86% in French and 60% in English in volunteer countries were unaware about the process to be used by their countries to prepare the national reviews.
Willingness to engage: Civil society and other stakeholders are willing and ready to engage and also have proposals on which ways they want to contribute.
Desire to coordinate: Respondents tended to favor participation in national reviews that were held either via online or face-to-face consultations and also flagged their desire to engage on “coordinated approaches by groups or coalitions”.
From information to influence: Responses showed that the knowledge about how to engage or how to influence the implementation and follow up at the national level is still a matter of concern for civil society and stakeholders. This was mainly captured by comments added at end of the questionnaire where respondents expressed their understanding and knowledge of the Agenda but also highlighted the lack of knowledge about how to engage or influence their governments for national implementation.
Full Report can be view here
(b) Together 2030 HLPF side event of Civil Society Participation Shrinking after the Adoption of the 2030 Agenda?
This event organised in partnership with Together 2030 and other organisations will gather representatives of diverse areas of civil society who will argue that their participation and active contribution to UN processes will ensure that no one is left behind and that the human rights of all persons are upheld.
- The event will count with the opening remarks of Mr Stavros Lambrinidis EU Special Representative for Human Rights
- When: Tuesday 12th July 2016, 1:15pm – 2:45pm,
- Where: Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters – New York
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