2019 marks the fourth year since the 2030 Agenda was agreed but in many countries civil society continues to be excluded from direct participation. As civil society organisations we are committed to ensuring the transformative potential of the 2030 Agenda is delivered so that the furthest behind are heard first.
On 8th April 2019 we are organising a Civil Society Summit in Belgrade with CIVICUS and CPDE, to set out a Call to Action to Stand Together for to Defend Peoples’ Voices for a Just and Sustainable World. We will be working together to plan for joint action in September alongside the UN Summits on Climate and the SDGs.
Sign the Belgrade Call to Action here.
Read the press release here.
How do we work for public mobilisation?
Recognising that this should be a People’s Agenda, we will work to familiarize the public with sustainable development and the commitments made by governments, with an aim to promote people-powered accountability and support the mobilisation of people. We will organise solidarity actions with people working for sustainable development and cooperate with others to build a people’s movement. Action for Sustainable Development focuses its public mobilisation moments around the High Level Political Forum, SDG Anniversaries and Climate Change Negotiations. Past activities:
2 year anniversary since adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals
On 25 September, 2017 (two year anniversary of the SDGs), Action for Sustainable Development together with partners was work with over 670 civil society groups, in 380 cities and 116 countries to organise over 1000 community actions and events, such as community marches, town hall meetings, photo stunts and online actions (over 11,000 #act4sdgs tweets that reached an estimated 84 million people) to raise awareness for the goals and to call on governments to pick-up the pace with their implementation plans. See more information about national events here.