Submit Applications for #SDG16Now Campaign

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Why SDG16+?

The world faces a convergence of global crises around good governance, armed conflict and impunity for human rights violations. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which commits states to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity- recognizes that there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development. Goal 16 of the SDGs (SDG16+) represents the world’s most ambitious plan to address conflict, corruption and closing civic space through fostering more peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

Why the #SDG16Now Campaign?

Overall, the global community is behind schedule on achieving the SDG’s ambitious targets, including SDG16+.  As we approach the halfway point of the 2030 Agenda, the world faces the pressing reality that, in many countries and communities, progress towards sustainable development is backsliding.  In September 2023, the UN will host a global UN SDG Summit, which will provide a crucial opportunity for a broad range of SDG16+ stakeholders to advocate for renewed commitments, increased resourcing and civil society space to advance SDG16+ in advance of and during the SDG Summit.

What We’re Calling For

Mobilize Transformative Commitments for SDG16+

Governments and all stakeholders must make specific and transformative commitments to advancing SDG16+ at the 2023 SDG Summit and other key moments, and ensure follow-up and accountability to these commitments #Commitments4SDG16Now

Strengthen and Catalyze Robust Financing for SDG16+

Governments, International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and donors must scale up investments in SDG16+ at all levels, including through additional support for civil society and grassroots communities

Recognize and Harness the Indispensable Role of Civil Society for SDG16+’

Civil society must be recognized as a critical component in advancing SDG16+ and the 2030 Agenda at all levels, including through robust participation and engagement around the 2023 SDG Summit and beyond

Campaign Objectives

Whether you are a civil society organization, state, UN agency, business or philanthropic group the #SDG16Now Campaign presents various options to ensure that the September 2023 Sustainable Development Goals Summit represents a catalyzing moment to realize the development and human rights aspirations enshrined in SDG16+. Explore the below opportunities to advocate, connect and mobilize for transformative commitments and renewed resourcing for SDG16+.


To mobilize civil society and all stakeholders to publicly call for transformative action on SDG16+

2. Advocate

To advocate for governments to commit to accelerated action and additional
resourcing to realize SDG 16+ at all levels

3. Connect

To connect civil society to key global processes and national stakeholders, and showcase the leadership role of civil society in advancing SDG16

Join the #SDG16Now Campaign Community

Join a growing community of partners engaging in activities to advance SDG16+

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