Saferworld has worked in partnership with the Somaliland Non-State Actors Forum (SONSAF) since its founding in 2008. The partnership aims to strengthen the participation and influence of civil society in policy and decision-making processes in Somaliland concerning peace, security and development. Saferworld and SONSAF are grateful for the participation of over 50 Somaliland civil society organisations in the consultation process which resulted in this briefing.
What is the 2030 Agenda, what are the SDGs, and what is SDG16+? The 2030 Agenda, endorsed by all heads of state at the UN General Assembly in September 2015, presents a comprehensive vision for building sustainable peace and development worldwide. This follow-on framework from the Millennium Development Goals includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) covering issues from health and education, to climate action and gender equality. It also includes a new goal (SDG 16) on peace, justice and strong institutions. Many targets under other SDGs, for instance those on inequality and gender, are also crucial for realising the goal of peaceful, just and inclusive societies. Therefore the term ‘SDG16+’ is increasingly used to describe these interconnected commitments across the 2030 Agenda.