The toolkit is designed to enable parliamentarians to identify good practices, gaps, opportunities and lessons learned. That will equip parliamentarians to effectively institutionalize the new agenda and mainstream the various goals into the legislative process. The toolkit is not prescriptive. It has been designed to be relevant to all parliaments, whatever their political system and stage of development.
Self-assessment is a method that parliaments can use to start their own process of internal benchmarking and to assess their state of preparedness for engagement with the SDGs. The conclusions of the self-assessment should allow parliaments to set priorities for reform in order to strengthen their response to the SDGs. The ultimate objective is to ensure that parliaments are ft for purpose to play a full role in realizing the 2030 Agenda.
The purpose of this self-assessment toolkit is to assist parliaments and their members to:
- assess their preparedness to engage with the SDGs;
- identify additional strategies, mechanisms and partnerships to support implementation of the SDGs more effectively.
Whether you are just starting your journey to circularity or you already have circular processes in place our tools and services are designed to facilitate decision making and implement action plans. They can be applied to a wide range of sectors and can be utilised by everyone from investment portfolio managers to textile manufacturers.
With the ability to focus on organisations, specific products, supply chains or sectors, our tools and services allow you to establish a tangible direction for setting up circular projects and provide you with endless possibilities to integrate circularity into your current business strategies.
The Platform will provide an opportunity to track the progress of SDG delivery; sensitise policymakers towards challenges in implementation; bring transparency in the implementation process; and, facilitate exchange of information and coordination among all those working on the SDGs in Bangladesh. The Platform will also facilitate relevant stakeholders to work for the poor and marginalised e.g. ethnic groups, physically challenged etc., particularly for achieving SDG 16.
The Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit includes guidance, tools and tips on: Contextualizing Goal 16; Engaging with Goal 16 at the national level; Preparing a “Gap Analysis”; Undertaking a Stakeholder Mapping and Analysis
Developing an Advocacy Plan for Goal 16; Crafting compelling advocacy messages around Goal 16
Working with national governments to support planning and implementation of Goal 16; Supporting national follow-up and monitoring for Goal 16; Working with international processes and various other stakeholders; Case studies for successful advocacy by civil society organizations on Goal 16 issues.
The SDG 16 Hub was initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in response to an increasing demand for structured and centralised information on SDG 16 and the desire for meaningful and impactful collaboration opportunities.
The SDG 16 Hub is not a corporate website, but a hub designed to allow all stakeholders with an interest in SDG 16 to learn about the key pillars related to SDG 16, share knowledge, and collaborate. It includes resources on SDG16 that are produced by UN agencies, governments, other stakeholders as well as multi-stakeholder initiatives.
weADAPT.org is a global, online, open space for researchers, practitioners and policymakers working on climate change adaptation and related areas to share information and learn from each other. Established in 2007, it hosts numerous user-contributed case studies and articles sharing details of who is doing what and where; methods, strategies and approaches being used; identified adaptation options, barriers and enabling factors; adaptation outcomes and stories; and lessons learned for good practice. All the content is organised into browsable Themes and Networks, and is readily searchable through a map interface and through using keywords. weADAPT also hosts discussion forums that can be used to pose questions to the adaptation community. The platform is managed by the Stockholm Environment Institute and all content is quality-checked by a network of expert Editors.
The Youth4Peace Global Knowledge Portal is a new multi-stakeholder partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), Search for Common Ground (SfCG) and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY), working together through the inter-agency Working Group on Youth & Peacebuilding. The platform, launched in 2016 to promote and support the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, is hosted by UNDP Youth-GPS with support from the Oslo Governance Centre.
The Tourism for SDGs Platform, developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), is an online tool designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism. The platform aims to inspire public policy makers to shape better policies for tourism, strengthen the engagement of the private sector in the SDGs implementation along with the principles of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and their CSR strategies, increase financing framework and enhance partnerships among different stakeholders, including travellers. It is a co-creation space that allows users to access a wide range of resources, add their own initiatives, findings and projects, motivate discussion and collaboration, and share content related to tourism and sustainable development.
With the expiration of MDGs at the end of 2015, UN member states have approved the sustainable development goals (SDGs) which replace these. The SDGs are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states are expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. Following an extensive period of consultation with a wide range of actors through the World We Want 2015 process, there are currently 17 goals with corresponding targets. After sustained pressure from women’s organizations and UN Women, Goal 5 represents a standalone goal for gender equality, entitled ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. Targets are much broader than the MDG3 framework, acknowledging the importance of the Beijing Platform for Action and adopting a more transformative approach.