An SDG check, logical but not self-evident

By: Gerjan Agterhof, Building Change The logic behind, what we call, an SDG check is very simple: All governments adopted the SDGs in 2015. Therefore it should not be possible that any new policy , law or regulation is not in accordance with the 17 goals and its 169 targets, right? Well, guess what, we… Continue reading An SDG check, logical but not self-evident

Simple and effective: a method to mobilize parliament for the SDGs

By: Gerjan Agterhof, Building Change They are always busy, have their own hobbyhorses, claim they find things ‘very important’, will take topics ‘into consideration’ and are craving for more visibility in the media. But they are also the ones who have legislative powers, hold governments accountable and are our elected representatives. Yes, I am talking… Continue reading Simple and effective: a method to mobilize parliament for the SDGs

Engaging in a VNR process? Five ways our new civil society VNR report can support your work

By: Andrew Griffiths, Arelys Bellorini and Isabella Montgomery, Together 2030. Another year, another great tool to support your VNR work! Together 2030 and partners are very pleased to introduce the third edition of Progressing National SDGs Implementation, an analysis of 2018 voluntary national review reports. Complementing the civil society quick guide on engaging in VNRs… Continue reading Engaging in a VNR process? Five ways our new civil society VNR report can support your work

La Agenda 2030: resistiendo la tentación unilateral para construir futuro

Por Javier Surasky “Creo que la preocupación técnica central de la teoría del desarrollo será cómo crear en los jóvenes una valoración del hecho que muchos mundos son posibles, que el significado y la realidad son creados y no descubiertos, que la negociación es el arte de construir nuevos significados con los cuales los individuos… Continue reading La Agenda 2030: resistiendo la tentación unilateral para construir futuro

Together 2030: Three Years into The SDGs Journey

Together 2030 was launched 3 years ago, few months after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Thus, both have now arrived at a 3rd year.  We are delighted to be able to celebrate this important date with you – the members – once again. Every new year brings new challenges and we… Continue reading Together 2030: Three Years into The SDGs Journey

Mutual respect and common interests – working with parliament to progress the 2030 Agenda in Sierra Leone

By Edward Lansana Massaquoi, Programme Manager, Caritas Sierra Leone, and Chair, Sierra Leone Coalition 2030, @ediemass_edward Part of Together 2030’s parliamentary engagement series. In 2016, Sierra Leone was one of the first countries to step forward to report a voluntary national review. Despite limited engagement with civil society that year, the process kick-started a closer working… Continue reading Mutual respect and common interests – working with parliament to progress the 2030 Agenda in Sierra Leone

The challenge of participatory, inclusive VNRs

Author: Dr. Graham Long – @grahamlong9 The annual Together2030/Newcastle University stakeholder survey provides a snapshot of how stakeholders, especially civil society organisations, perceive SDG review and follow up in their national contexts, especially their engagement with Voluntary National Review (VNR) processes. Inclusive and participatory review is a cornerstone of SDG implementation; this review should be “rigorous”,… Continue reading The challenge of participatory, inclusive VNRs