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

Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: Good practice, that is not reported on

Authors: Johannes Trimmel – @JohannesTrimmel and Isabella Montgomery In 2015, for the first time ever, neglected tropical diseases were explicitly included in a global development framework through target 3.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals: By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases. There is… Continue reading Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: Good practice, that is not reported on

Promising Political Atmosphere for National SDG Budgeting in Finland

Author: Katja Hintikainen – @Katjakh In November 20th an interesting multi-stakeholder workshop meeting took place in Finland. on ways to take sustainable development goals into account in the national budget Our Minister of Finance, Petteri Orpo invited representatives from different sectors, including civil society to share views on the issue and to make concrete proposals. This initiative… Continue reading Promising Political Atmosphere for National SDG Budgeting in Finland

Make It Perfect: SDGs and Youth in Indonesia

Author: Stevie Leonard Harison In Indonesia the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are called  Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan, which includes a vision and a mission to bring the country to a more advanced stage of national development. Since 2015, the SDGs already have been promoted through various channels especially governmental agencies and international organizations that operate in the… Continue reading Make It Perfect: SDGs and Youth in Indonesia

Universities, Academics, and Agenda 2030

Author: Dr. Graham Long – @grahamlong9 Universities, globally, have a unique place in accelerating implementation of the SDGs, even as they face uneven contexts and challenges.  They can play a key role in engaging youth as a force for change, and in helping to generate the knowledge, analysis and expertise needed to understand and implement the… Continue reading Universities, Academics, and Agenda 2030

Accelerating the implementation of Agenda 2030 through developing the capacities of civil society globally

Author: Deirdre de Burca The international community marked the second anniversary of the adoption of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in September 2017. Civil society also mobilized around the anniversary, in particular on the Global Day of Action on September 25th  (See actions showcased at http://act4sdgs.org/home-page/) The global mobilization that took place was an opportunity… Continue reading Accelerating the implementation of Agenda 2030 through developing the capacities of civil society globally

Millennials on the 2030 Agenda

Author: Juan David Castro León – @alotropo @MYWorldMexico  One of the narratives that permeated the collective imagination with respect to the millennial generation is the one of being superfluous for having a constant need of recognition and giving much importance to money, to have been born with all the comforts and in a bubble generated by the spoiling… Continue reading Millennials on the 2030 Agenda