Ireland's ambition is to fully implement the SDGs at home by 2030, and to contribute to their achievement internationally through our role as a responsible global citizen, so that no one is left behind.
This will be hugely challenging but is achievable if everyone across society gets involved. Many organisations across Ireland are already responding directly to the SDGs, and many more are active in related areas such as poverty eradication, environmental protection, improving gender equality, and sustainable economic growth. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment is therefore seeking expressions of interest from organisations to take part in Ireland's first SDG Champions programme.
The aim of the Champions programme is to both raise awareness of the SDGs and to demonstrate, through the example of the Champions' engagement with sustainable development, that everyone in society can make a contribution to achieving the 17 Goals.
In order to apply for the role of SDG Champion, interested organisations are requested to submit a short application to SDGsIRL@DCCAE.gov.ie before close of business on Friday 28th February 2019.