By: Together 2030 Core Group
Dear members of Together 2030,
Four years ago, we launched Together 2030 as a shared project aimed at promoting and tracking the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Since then, Together 2030 has become a flagship civil society global initiative, voicing challenges and opportunities of implementing this Agenda. Now, we arrived at our 4th anniversary of joined effort, and we are delighted to be able to celebrate it with you, the members, the real force behind our achievements.
Having come to the end of the first cycle of the 2030 Agenda follow-up and review process, new challenges arising. Now more than ever before, Together 2030 is as relevant an initiative! Since our first meeting, we agreed that we should be an action-oriented initiative. In 2019 the UN Members countries have decided that the next decade would be a Decade of Action! We are proud and ready to propel this approach!
This new anniversary finds us united and sending a common message, that is, the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs must have a practical and real impact on the lives of people as the only way to ensure the full realization of these meaningful and transformational change promise. And transformation requires partnerships. Only joining all stakeholder efforts, knowledge, and capabilities the SDG could be reached.
We, as civil society, will continue engaging and advocating for Voluntary National Reviews to be an accurate reflection of national implementation, including references to progress, stagnations, and regressions in national and subnational paths towards Sustainable Development. We will continue sharing forces to keep the 2030 Agenda ambition high. We believe that only through multilateralism the obstacles in the way to Sustainable Development could be overcome. And we know, without any doubt, that there is no time to lose.
The year 2020 will be crucial in shaping the enabling environments we need to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Together 2030 will be engaged in the efforts to make it an auspicious time. Soon, we will release our Annual Activities Report for 2019, and the writing of a new strategy to improve our work and make it more efficient is underway. In a global context, plenty of changes and challenges, Together 2030 continues to adapt its work to remain relevant.
As the Core Group of Together 2030, we want to extend a huge thank you to all members. It is only through your active engagement, support, and creativity that we have been able to continue to grow and develop. We look forward to continuing working with you. We count on you!
HAPPY FOURTH TOGETHER 2030 ANNIVERSARY TO YOU ALL!
And once again, thank you, for sharing efforts and dreams of a better world for all.
The Together 2030 Core Group