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Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+

Status: Open

Organisation: TAP Network

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Online

The 2024 Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+ is now live!

The Declaration, a result of a series of consultations co-hosted by the TAP Network and the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) was launched at the SDG16 Conference in New York, and they are announcing a call for endorsements.

History and background

In 2019, SDG16 was reviewed for the first time at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2019 (HPLF), marking the need for civil society to come together in order to update on the (lack of) progress towards the achievement of SDG16 and to share recommendations in the 2019 Rome Declaration on SDG16+.

The 2019 Declaration “Amplified Commitments and Partnerships for Accelerated Action: Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+” received endorsement from over 130 civil society organizations and networks. As SDG16 was reviewed for the second time at UN HPLF 2021, the Rome Declaration was revisited in 2021.

The Rome Declaration 2.0 “A Renewed Call for Strengthening Commitments, Partnerships, and Accelerated Action for SDG16+” was endorsed by 215+ civil society stakeholders, and looked specifically at the impacts of COVID-19 on the promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive societies.

In 2022, The Rome Declaration, “SDG16+ in Peril: An urgent call-to-action for safeguarding commitments to Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies” was endorsed by over 130 civil society organizations.

The Rome Declaration was further expanded upon through the 2023 “Rome Declaration on SDG16+: An urgent call for transformative SDG16+ commitments at the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda”.

Endorsement Guidelines

For more information about the declaration and to endorse, please click here.

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