A fundamental feature of the 2030 Agenda is the inclusive and active voice stakeholders held in both the negotiation and adoption of the Agenda. To achieve sustainable development and particularly the targets and commitments set out in the 17 SDGs will require not only action by Government but all individuals across society. The Government of Ireland recognises this common ownership of the SDGs and the SDG National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 commits Government to establish a national SDG Stakeholder Forum.
We now invite parties to register their interest in attending our first national SDG Stakeholder Forum where we hope to bring together representatives across various networks and interested parties to explore how we can work together to achieve the SDGs.
This is a free ticketed event with limited capacity and we would encourage anyone interested to register their interest early and before the deadline on 14 June 2018.
When: 10am – 1pm, Tuesday 26 June 2018
Where: Custom House, Dublin, D01 W6X0
An important feature of the 2030 Agenda is the commitment to leave no one behind, and this principle will be considered as we look to establish the Forum. We are keen to ensure fair and balanced representation across the various networks and key stakeholder groups within the provided space of the venue.
This will be the first official SDG Stakeholder Forum meeting. We hope to use this event to establish how we will work together in the future and engage on an ongoing basis. The first Forum will be chaired by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment with representatives across other public sector organisations also in attendance.
The Forum will provide a platform to participate at a national level as we work together to achieve the SDGs, and in particular actions committed under the first SDG National Implementation Plan 2018-2020. The Forum will also be used to consult and engage in the preparation of future Plans and reporting as stakeholders have a particularly important role in the follow-up and review processes which monitor how Government implements the Goals.