2030 Agenda – Global Sustainable Development Goals

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2030 Agenda – Global Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda

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Itach-Maaki – Women Lawyers for Social Justice, together with the Heschel Center for Sustainability and civil society umbrella organization, Civic Leadership, is working to promote the 2030 Agenda in Israel, with the collaboration of the Heinrich Boell Foundation

As part of this, we held a milestone conference in November 2018, which was attended by 120 civil society delegates. (Link to view explanation of the Global Goals and the Ambassadors’ panel discussion at the Conference).

In July 2019, the Government Report, which is at present being drafted by an inter-ministerial task force appointed by the Prime Minister, will be submitted to the UN.

We intend to submit a civil society report on behalf of a broad coalition of civil society organizations from diverse areas of expertise and activism. The fist stage is to submit a position paper to the Government, with our recommendations on how the State of Israel should establish an integrative inclusive policy for implementing the 2030 Agenda – so that no one will be left behind.

Next, we will draft our civil society report on how the Global Goals should be implemented over time, while monitoring the government’s work.

הנה קישור לסרטון שמאפשר הצצה לתחילתו של מהלך ארוך הטווח של החברה האזרחית (סרטון: יניב ברמן).

בחודש נובמבר 2018 ערכנו כנס חשיפה גדול , שבו השתתפו כ- 120 נציגים/ות של ארגוני החברה האזרחית. (ניתן לצפות כאן בדברי ההסבר על היעדים הגלובלייםוכאן ניתן לצפות בפאנל השגרירים/ות שנערך בכנס).

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Israel’s report on the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2019.

Link to videos of all the lectures and panel discussions at this conference.

More details about the process:

A survey was conducted in December 2017 to map models for advancing the UN Global Goals by civil society in 13 Link for comparative mapping survey countries.

First Round Table discussion: took place in May 2017. Summary of First Round Table

Second Round Table discussion: took place in June 2017. Summary of the June 20, 2017 Round Table – Environmental and Sustainability organizations on the global goals

Link to the position paper presented by Itach-Ma’aki to the Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Knesset for a festive discussion on promoting the Global Goals in March 2017

As part of its efforts to implement the Global Goals, Itach-Maaki is currently drafting a comparative study that surveys the civil society activities to promote the implementation of the Goals in various countries.

Background on the Global Goals:

On September 25, 2015, the UN General Assembly, with the participation of more than 80 Heads of State and representatives from around the world, set out 17 goals to be adopted globally for guiding sustainable global development by 2030. Each goal includes concrete targets, so that all the goals together contain 169 targets that must be integrated and realized for the full implementation of the goals.

The Global Goals went into effect as of January 1, 2016, and all UN Member States are required, from this point forth, to report on their progress in implementing these targets.

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List of 2030 Agenda Goals:

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere; Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture; Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all; Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all; Goal 7:  Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all; Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all; Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation; Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries; Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns; Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development; Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss; Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels; Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development