22 Feb 2018
The deadline for review is 16 March 2018. Read more here...
In October 2017, the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development
network launched an ambitious project to create the first
stakeholder-led national plan to drive action on UN's Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs).
The project looks at each of the 17 Goals and analyses the UK's
performance against their 169 targets. It outlines the
opportunity that the Goals offer and the type of actions needed to
achieve them by the 2030 deadline. All 193 UN member states have
committed to achieving the SDGs, which include measures to end all
forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change
within nations as well as between them.
The first stage of the plan has now been completed and
organisations are being invited to review the findings and
contribute their own expertise to help shape recommendations.
Four organisations in Wales, including WCVA, are keen to be part
of this process, as Jetske Germing, Manager of WCVA's Open
Government Pioneers Programme explains:
'There is such expertise in Wales in improving well-being for
communities both here and further afield that it is really
important for Welsh stakeholders to share their insights and
learning, particularly with the links between these Global Goals
and Wales' own well-being goals set out in the Well-Being of Future
Hub Cymru Africa,
which supports partnerships in Wales and Africa, the climate change
charity Size of Wales and
Solva Care, a community
based project focusing on social care are also reviewing the
You can learn more about this project and share your own views on
the research at
www.ukssd.co.uk. The deadline for review is 16 March
2018. The recommendations will then be presented to the
United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable
Development in July 2018.