Public Consultation about the implementation of the Development Sustainable Goals
17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 measures. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2015 based on the slogan “Transforming our world, leave no one behind”. It is a very ambitious global development framework, with universal goals that must be accomplished in developed and developing countries and with closer links to Human Rights that tries to integrate the three dimensions of Sustainable Development (Economic, Social and Environmental).
How do we make the 2030 Agenda achievable? Beyond the political will of states to effectively implement their commitments and, of course, the mobilization of sufficient financial resources needed to implement the SDGs over the next 15 years, another two aspects will be crucial: all organizations, national, international, from all sectors, must work together coordinating their interventions and everyone, individually and collectively, must understand that they have a key role in the achievement of these universal goals.
With this in mind, a group of Portuguese Civil Society networks as joined efforts to promote a Consultation Process on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at National level. The objectives of this consultation are to promote a critical reflection on the 2030 Agenda that helps different organizations to link the SDGs with the scope of the work they are already doing and to open doors for integrated interventions and partnerships.
Between May and June, we will organized 9 regional workshops in different cities that will gather a wide range of Civil Society Organizations and other relevant local stakeholders, collecting their contributions and creating a clearer view on what will be needed to achieve the SDGs at a national level. The results from this process will also build a Civil Society position on the 2030 Agenda that will be used on our Advocacy work with the government and other decision makers.
We are all aware that global problems need global and integrated answers. But words must really be put into actions and we must, at our scale, contribute to a world with less inequalities. This is also the purpose of this Consultation Process.