Caption: In 2015, citizens gathered on London’s Millennium Bridge and other famous landmarks around the world to call on world leaders to adopt the SDGs.
2016 ushers in the implementation phase of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate commitments, as highlighted in the December issue of Alliance. As partners in this new era of sustainable development, civil society will play a large role in the delivery of these historic agreements.
To help facilitate citizens’ and civil society’s involvement in this universal agenda, a new global platform, the Global Civil Society Platform on Sustainable Development, has been established to support and connect civil society’s activities on sustainable development at all levels – local, national, regional and global. In particular, the platform will organize its activities around four key areas:
- Implementation of commitments
- Monitoring and accountability of commitments
- Policy coordination
- Public mobilization
This platform is open to all members of civil society and is being facilitated by four global networks – CAN International, CIVICUS, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (CGAP) and the International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP) – over the coming months. You can read our Action Plan and engage with us on this specific timetable of activities.