SDG16 Toolkit

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a joint, global agenda to make the world more peaceful and improve the lives of all people.

To achieve this the localisation of the SDGs is essential: it is up to governments, organisations and individuals to turn the goals into concrete actions at local and national level.

Our flowchart helps peacebuilding actors to do this by guiding you through a series of key steps. The flowchart points you towards how to develop an advocacy plan on SDGs, where to find the governmental SDG focal point in your country, how to influence key actors on SDG16+ implementation, or how to write a “ SDG 16 + shadow report." Want to know more? Get started below!

Are you familiar with the SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs)?yesno Read here Are SDGs important for conflictprevention and peacebuilding?yesno We think they are!Find out more I am aware that multiple SDGs arerelevant for peace, inclusion andaccess to justice.yesno Read here I already use the SDGs inmy peacebuilding work.yes Check out GPPAC’s advocacytoolkit for additional ideas onhow to use them. no Read here Do you know what your government hasdone so far to implement SDGpeace goals in your country?yesno Read here My government has a representative[division / agency] responsible for theimplementation of the SDGs.yesI know which person / committee /ministry in my government oversees /ensures the implementation of theSDGs at country Advocate for one! noideaCheck here on how the SDG lead can look like and where to find out whetheryour country has one Great!Please get in touch with us if you have more information onSDG focal points / coordinators at government or UN levels,so that we could add them to our database.If you are looking for specific contacts or expertise, also make sure toreach out to us, because we might have names of individuals ororganisations to help you further. In my country there is a nationalCivil Society Organisation (CSO) coalitionwhich undertakes policy andcoordination on the Have a look here for ideas on why it isuseful and how a platform canbe set up. noidea Find here an initial mappingof existing platforms. yesJoin! Please get in touch with us to share the names of CSO focal points / coordinators,so that we can add them to our database. There is a national [sustainable]development plan, a national peacestrategy or another peace / conflictprevention plan in my Develop an advocacy strategy for yourgovernment to come up with a nationaldevelopment plan that includes SDGsand a strong focus on peacebuildingand conflict prevention. noidea Check here to see if we havefound any information foryour country. yesGood news - But does it includeSDG 16+ and its implementation?yesno Develop an advocacy strategy for yourgovernment to come up with a nationaldevelopment plan that includes SDGsand a strong focus on peacebuildingand conflict prevention. My government implements the SDGsin an inclusive way, ensuring partnershipof all relevant actors (including CSOs).no Start an advocacy strategy to ensurethis takes place. noidea Check out the member statessection of the UN SDGknowledge platform - countryVNRs often indicate how thecountry went about coordinationOR get in touch with the focalpoints listed in this section. yesAre you part of it?yesno We encourage you to become part of it,because it can help you to drive nationaland international peacebuilding policiesand actions. Click here for some examples. Between 2016 and 2019, 161 countriessubmitted / will submit aVoluntary National Review to the UN.Is your country one of those?no Start an advocacy strategy to encourageyour government to undertake a VNRand develop independent review reportsyourself. noidea Check here Read it and check what is missing.yesCan CSOs influence / give input into thenext review and the new national plansfor SDG implementation?noApproach your government to advocate for your points in the VNR or action plan.noidea Ask the focal point or committeeor CSO colleagues to find outand check this page on howothers have done it. yes Find out here how this can be doneand advocate for this to happenin your country. Do you know how to raise awarenessabout, write a civil society / shadowreport on or develop an advocacystrategy for SDG 16+?yes Great!Please share your experiences, reports and recommendations with us. no Find some suggestions here. JOIN GPPAC A global peacebuilding networkactively on SDGs for joint advocacy,action and learning. There are also other global orregional networks, click here for an overview.




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