Community Work Ireland made a submission to the initial phase of the consultation to inform the development of the new Irish SDG National Implementation Plan.
The key points made are contextualised by Objective 8 in Sustainable Inclusive and Empowered Communities: a 5-year strategy to support the community and voluntary sector in Ireland that aims to strengthen and build understanding and capacity to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The points are informed by CWI members and by our work with the SDG NGO 2030Coalition. They include a call for a more inclusive consultation process, an urgent need to ensure progress on the goals, and an urgency in relation to moving from awareness-raising to using the goals as a tool to underpin planning at all levels.
Read the submission here