#Advocate4SDG16Now

Take action along with hundreds of other civil society organizations across the world working on SDG16+ to unite and strengthen our collective voice

Sign the global civil society petition calling for accelerated action and resourcing to realize SDG16+

In concert with TAP Members and Partners, we have developed a global CSO petition calling on UN Member States to accelerate action and resourcing to realize SDG16+. The petition will be sent directly to all relevant national ministries and UN Missions. We will work with our partners and members to disseminate the letter with a range of national stakeholders. We will also hold meetings with key Member States and UN Representatives in New York to discuss realizing the petition recommendations and share broadly across social media and with traditional media outlets.

  1. Share your interest through the form here
  2. Sign the letter when published
  3. Share the letter with your networks by email when published

When: The letter will be released prior to the SDG Summit.

Where: The letter will be housed on the #SDG16Now Campaign website and can be endorsed by civil society groups from any country in the world.

Who: The letter can be supported by any civil society group in the world which supports the tenets found in the SDGs. It will be developed together with the #SDG16Now Campaign Advisory Committee.

Join a virtual consultation with UN and government stakeholders on advancing SDG16+

In advance of the SDG Summit we will host curated spaces where national and international civil society groups can directly engage with UN stakeholders and Member States. To this end, we will facilitate online consultations with civil society and UN Member States and relevant UN representatives to discuss the role of civil society in SDG16+ space, where greater concerted action is needed to advance SDG16+and steps to ensure an effective and inclusive SDG Summit. 

Express your interest using the Activities Interest Form here

When: The consultations will be hosted prior to the SDG Summit.

Where: The events will be held online using Zoom. Simultaneous translations will be provided and a detailed agenda will be provided in advance of the meeting. 

Who: The consultations will be hosted with a range of stakeholders to discuss acute and intersecting issues related to SDG16+ and the SDG Summit.

Host a national multi-stakeholder consultation on accelerating action on SDG16+

We will support TAP Partners and Members to host virtual national multi-stakeholder consultations on assessing progress on SDG16+ commitments to date and proposals for accelerating action. These consultations, which will take place at the national level, will provide a space for national civil society groups and relevant government ministries to come together to develop joint strategies to issue renewed commitments in advance of and during the SDG Summit. TAP will provide support in developing the structure and substance of the consultations.

Express your interest using the Activities Interest Form here

When: The consultations will be hosted at the earliest possible opportunity from May -August 2023.

Where: The consultations will be hosted and led by civil society organizations at the national level in a virtual setting.

Who: TAP Members and Partners at the national level, in conjunction with relevant government officials, will come together in a cooperative fashion to discuss their respective roles and opportunities to make renewed commitments in advance of and during the SDG Summit. One or more TAP Members and Partners at the national level will be responsible for co-leading the development of the consultation, with support from TAP.

Issue a joint letter to your government on accelerating action on SDG16+

We will support TAP Members and Partners to draft joint national CSO letters to their respective governments urging them to commit to accelerated SDG16+ action in advance of and during the Summit. These letters, which will be sent directly to the relevant government ministries, will be endorsed by a broad spectrum of national CSOs and will serve as the basis of more sustained dialogue between national civil society and the government concerned.

Register your interest here in sending a joint letter to your government on accelerating action on SDG16+

When: Letters will be circulated and disseminated in advance and during the SDG Summit in September.

Where: The letter will target national authorities, urging them to make concrete and specific commitments on SDG16+ in advance of and during the SDG Summit.

Who: Any TAP Member and Partner can work with the TAP Secretariat to develop a letter. One or more national civil society groups can submit an application to develop the letter with TAP. The letter should then be circulated for wider national civil society endorsement and sent directly to relevant government ministries.

Endorse the Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+

Civil society organizations can endorse the Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+ on behalf of their organization, to show support for pushing the advocacy recommendations in this yearly iterative resource forward. Originally drafted in 2019 when SDG16 was under review for the first time at the HLPF, the Rome Declaration has undergone yearly updates to refresh the content and ensure its relevance in changing circumstances. 

Civil society organizations can ‚Äúendorse‚ÄĚ the Rome Declaration to show support for the advocacy asks and priorities outlined in any of these resources.¬† Find out more on the Declaration webpage.

When: Organizations can endorse the Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+ at any moment.

Where: The Rome Declaration is available online with additional information found here.

Who: Any civil society organization can endorse the Rome Declaration.

Share your advocacy asks around SDG16+

With SDG16+ covering a wide range of issues, and the campaign mobilizing a diverse set of organizations and experts around these many topics, we hope that this campaign will also advance advocacy priorities from key civil society communities and groups. Organizations can share their advocacy priorities with the campaign, which will be showcased on the #SDG16Now Campaign website. These advocacy resources will complement the over-arching advocacy priorities for the campaign, and will showcase the diversity of expertise across civil society on SDG16+.

Organizations can share their advocacy resources to showcase through the SDG16Now Campaign online here.

When: Organizations can share advocacy priorities at any time.

Where: Advocacy resources will be featured on the #SDG16Now website on a dedicated web page.

Who: Any civil society organization can share advocacy resources to be featured through the campaign.

Express your support for SDG16+, civil society and #SDG16Now on social media

Amplifying key messages, activities and accomplishments of the #SDG16Now Campaign through social media channels.

  1. Share your own organization’s messages about SDG16 using the hashtag #SDG16Now
  2. Use the #SDG16Now Campaign’s Social Media Toolkit 
  3. Tag and send key advocacy audiences such as Member States, UN entities, diplomats, policy makers, businesses, educators and more
  4. Make sure to tag the TAP Network (@TAPNetwork2030) and others in the #SDG16Now Campaign Community so that we can amplify your voice

When: Organizations can express their support around the #SDG16Now Campaign and its key messages at any point in time.  Some prime times to raise our voices on social media together will be around key milestones such as the SDG16 Conference, 2023 HLPF and the SDGs Summit. 

Where: Any social media platform.

Who: Any organization or individual who is interested in the #SDG16Now Campaign or our campaign messages.

Co-host a national consultation with civil society and national government stakeholders calling for renewed commitment on SDG16+

Amplifying key messages, activities and accomplishments of the #SDG16Now Campaign through social media channels.

  1. Share your own organization’s messages about SDG16 using the hashtag #SDG16Now
  2. Use the #SDG16Now Campaign’s Social Media Toolkit 
  3. Tag and send key advocacy audiences such as Member States, UN entities, diplomats, policy makers, businesses, educators and more
  4. Make sure to tag the TAP Network (@TAPNetwork2030) and others in the #SDG16Now Campaign Community so that we can amplify your voice

When: Organizations can express their support around the #SDG16Now Campaign and its key messages at any point in time.  Some prime times to raise our voices on social media together will be around key milestones such as the SDG16 Conference, 2023 HLPF and the SDGs Summit. 

Where: Any social media platform.

Who: Any organization or individual who is interested in the #SDG16Now Campaign or our campaign messages.

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