The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This portal focuses on advocacy for an enabling environemnt for CSOs in the implementation of the UN SDGs.

Key UN Outputs
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Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda sets out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the successors to the Millennium Development Goals, to end extreme poverty and fight inequality, injustice, and climate change.

 

Key UN Outputs

  • Ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the 2016 session of the Economic and Social Council and the high-level political forum on sustainable development: This declaration was adopted in July 2016 following the 2016 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, which is responsible for country reviews of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) each year. 2016 was the first year of review, with the voluntary participation of 22 countries. The declaration emphasizes the need for peaceful, just and inclusive societies based on respect for human rights and on good governance. It also stresses the importance of “participatory and inclusive” implementation and monitoring of the SDGs.
  • Report of the Secretary General: Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals: This first annual report issued by the UN Secretary General in June 2016 provides an overview of the status of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) six months after the start of their implementation.  Among other things, the report notes the number of journalists killed continues to rise, even despite the adoption of laws on freedom of information.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals Report: This report launched by the UN Secretary-General in July 2016 provides more detail on the status of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), providing analysis of select indicators. 
  • Provisional Proposed Tiers for Global SDG Indicators: As of September 2016, this document contains the current set of proposed Global Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The Indicators are further categorized into tiers based on the availability of data and robust methodologies. The Indicators for targets 16.10 and 17.17 are of particular interest for civic space. This proposed global indicator framework was approved by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2016, although the Indicators remain a work in progress by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs).
  • Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) was adopted by the UN General Assembly in July 2015, setting out the framework for financing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among other things, the AAAA stresses domestic resource mobilization by strengthening tax regimes and preventing illicit financial flows. It briefly acknowledges the role of civil society, foundations, and multistakeholder partnerships in complementing government resources.
  • Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 2030 Agenda resolution adopted by the General Assembly on September 25, 2015. It includes 17 goals and 169 targets.

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