The 2030 Agenda applies to all countries, rich and poor. The 2030 Agenda implies that all the world’s countries will jointly address global sustainable development in three dimensions – social, economic, and environmental. The agenda includes 17 global goals to end poverty, promote peaceful and inclusive societies and combat climate change.
The implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires strong political will, partnerships between different actors, funding, and indicators and statistics for follow-up. ForumCiv works to strengthen the role of civil society in the implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda. The involvement of civil society in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda is a prerequisite for achieving the Sustainable development goals and has a particularly important role to play in ensuring that the commitment to leave no one behind is fulfilled.
Leave no one behind
One of the most important promises in the 2030 Agenda is the commitment to leave no one behind. World leaders have promised that they will strive to reach those furthest behind first. To leave no one behind means that everyone, everywhere, should be able to take part in the progress of development. The commitment is to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities and combat discrimination. It has a particular focus on the poorest and most vulnerable people – those who are often the hardest to reach.
Global development policy – a political promise
A coherent policy in which all policies, not just aid, contribute to sustainable development is a prerequisite for achieving the Global goals. ForumCiv is therefore working for a strengthened implementation of Sweden's policy on global development (PGU). The aim of this policy is that political decisions made in Sweden should be contributing to just and sustainable global development and should be characterized with a rights perspective and the poor's perspective on development.