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.
The DW4SD Resource Platform offers integrated guidance and working resources on the relationship between Decent Work and Sustainable Development for constituents, ILO staff, UN country team members, development partners and other stakeholders to support national SDG processes. These resources can be accessed in two windows below: through the 2030 Agenda’s SDGs or through the DWA Outcomes.
The EGov4Women Toolkit is an innovative public resource related to the design and implementation of gender-responsive E-Government institutional ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific region. The toolkit represents the first region-wide toolbox to support the gender-mainstreaming of E-Government. Through a set of 5 comprehensive modules, it provides key pointers for policymakers on gender-responsive design of e-service delivery, e-participation and connectivity initiatives, and introduces a capabilities-based approach to outcome evaluation of E-Government for women’s empowerment.
Make the Right Real! is the regional campaign launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at the second session of the ESCAP Social Development Committee held in October 2010.