This publication adapts, updates and expands the content of the e-learning course “Strengthening stakeholder engagement for the implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda”, which was developed by the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Implemented from 2016-2019 as a semi-facilitated course, it has to date mobilized almost 300 government representatives aiming at strengthening their capacity to engage stakeholders in the 2030 Agenda implementation, including the preparation of their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs).
Since November 2019, the course has been offered as a massive open online course (MOOC) with a view to reaching out to a higher number of governmental officials and other stakeholders such as UN staff, local governments, civil society and others who expressed an interest in taking this course.
This publication is organized as follows:
CHAPTER 1 - The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A Call for Participation
Presents key aspects of the 2030 Agenda and its follow up and review framework as well as the commitments related to stakeholder participation at global, regional and national levels.
CHAPTER 2 - Stakeholder Participation and the 2030 Agenda
Focus on concrete aspects, principles and constituencies related to meaningful stakeholder engagement and provisions for participation, including leaving no one behind.
CHAPTER 3 - Approaches and Tools for Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement for the SDGs:
brings concrete examples, tools and methods that can be adapted by government representatives and other stakeholders in setting up and implementing stakeholder engagement plans.