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.

Sustainable Development Goals Chart

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 Generations Act.'

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 research.

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.