Monday, July 11, 2016

Now that the world’s governments have adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development together with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is time to talk strategy and implementation. What must be done so that the agenda lives up to its promises? 

Implementing the SDGs, including goals on gender equality (Goal 5) and stable and peaceful societies (Goal 16) requires effective mechanisms and financing, to hold states accountable to human rights commitments. 

Key follow-up mechanisms to Agenda 2030 include: 

At the High Level Political Forum, 22 member volunteered for National Voluntary Reviews, including: China, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Madagascar, Mexico, Montegro, Morocco, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Swizerland, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, and Venezuela. 

For a complete analysis of the 2016 HLPF, relevant side events, and additional supplementary documents, please see the PeaceWomen report and resources below. 

For the April 2016 Women's Major Group Coalition Paper on the HLPF, please see here