The Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 sets out the whole of Government approach to implementing the SDGs in Ireland and abroad.
Section 4 of the Implementation Plan set out the commitment to establishing a National SDG Stakeholder Forum. This became one of the first actions under the Plan, with the first Forum being held in the first half of 2018.
The underlying vision of the SDG Stakeholder Forum is of "a mechanism for all stakeholders to discuss national implementation and reporting processes, share examples of best practice in implementing the SDGs, and discuss challenges to achieving the SDGs and to be informed of SDG relevant events and processes taking place internationally".
The Implementation Plan also states that specific Terms of Reference for the Forum will be established by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. These have now been finalised and can be viewed below:
Any comments should be sent to the SDGsIRL@DCCAE.gov.ie mailbox.