Global Integration Updates Common Ground for the Common Good Build the world we need--Be the people we need Special News--December 2019 Peace, Justice, Inclusion and Strong Institutions Updates on Sustainable Development Goal 16+ HERE is the link for the full Update
Advances in ending violence, promoting the rule of law, strengthening institutions and increasing access to justice are uneven and continue to deprive millions of their security, rights and opportunities and undermine the delivery of public services and broader economic development. Attacks on civil society are also holding back development progress. Renewed efforts are essential to move towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16. Progress on the SDGs: Report of the Secretary-General, UN (paragraph 37, July 2019)
In this Update we focus on Sustainable Development Goal 16+ (SDG 16+).SDG16+ includes additional Targets from seven other 17 SDGs and hence provides a broader framework for peace, justice, and inclusive societies. It is seen to be "an enabler and accelerator" for all the SDGs.
We feature four recent resources-reports which collectively describe the good news and bad news about progress, and the challenges of measuring progress, on the SDG 16+ and its Targets. They are:
We encourage you to look over the summaries in the above materials (we orient you below using blue highlights). And then go deeper as you have time and interest. It is not necessarily exciting reading, yet we think it is essential reading to inform and impact our work across sectors, countries, and SDGs.
We finish with some brief reflections on "fulfilling our political and moral responsibilities" in the efforts to realize the SDGs. This includes prioritizing both social transformation and personal transformation, confronting corruption along with developing integrity, and encouraging faith-based efforts in SDG efforts and vice versa.