Above is an illustration by local artist, Jason Wilkins, to capture themes and key concepts shared at the 2019 Community Forum on the SDGs.
On March 1st, 2019 over 100 community educators, activitsts, students, academics and leaders gathered to begin a process of localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The resulting Priority Action Plan & Open Space Summary Notes are attached as printable pdf documents at the bottom of this page.
In local communities across the world, governments, the private sector, and civil society have started to mobilize efforts to take action on the UN SDGs. At this Community Forum, we explored diverse local actions and initiatives that connect to the Goals through a facilitated Open Space activity.
We undertook a collective process of prioritizing existing and emergent initiatives, in order to identify five key goals - and related actions - that reflect our community’s strengths and concerns, and that can inform the development of a local strategy to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. These priorities are captured in the SDG Forum Priority Action Plan. Summary Notes captured during the Open Space discussions can be found also in the SDG Forum Open Space Summary Notes, below.
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The 17 Goals are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. The Goals interconnect and seek to address the complex global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
To find out more about the UN SDGs, please visit: sustainabledevelopment.un.org