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ESDN Quarterly Report July 2016

Stakeholders activities in support of the 2030 Agenda for SD and the SDGs implementation

A view on current activities towards implementation

by Umberto Pisano and Gerald Berger

In the context of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this ESDN Quarterly Report tries to provide a picture of the extremely variegated, wide and multi-faceted world of stakeholders, other organisations and local initiatives that are relating to the 2030 Agenda.

With the intention to understand how different actors are contributing to and supporting the 2030 Agenda implementation, the report looks into a selected number of examples from civil society organisations, business, research, and local initiatives to present what these different experiences and initiatives are bringing into the debate, especially in connection to the implementation aspects of this crucial new sustainable development agenda.

We explore these issues throughout this quarterly report, which has the following structure: Chapter one provides an overview of the UN framework for the 2030 Agenda and SDGs implementation and looks at crucial links to other major initiatives at UN level that are connected to this framework. Chapter two provides an overview on how selected stakeholders are contributing to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SD and SDGs. Although the chapter does not aim to provide a comprehensive overview on stakeholder efforts, we offer a glimpse on selected stakeholder activities in the context of the 2030 Agenda from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), the business world, and research. Chapter three reports about the experiences of the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) that is a European-wide initiative that aims to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chapter four concludes and provides several reflections on the topic.

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