Launch of the Spotlight Report on Sustainable Development

The Spotlight Report on Sustainable Development, launched at the HLPF2016 on 11 July 2016, was co-published by DAWN, Third World Network, Social Watch, ANND, and Global Policy Forum with the support of many contributing authors/organizations. It is the first civil society assessment of the 2030 Agenda and its implementation at global level. By bringing together a broad range of environment, development and human rights groups as well as trade unions and social justice organizations, the report provides for an important avenue for progressive civil society organizations to address systemic issues, structural obstacles and contradictions in the 2030 Agenda, shaping the discourse around that Agenda and monitoring its implementation.

Independent monitoring and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its structural obstacles and challenges are key factors for the success of the SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. . It is for this reason, the Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development together with other civil society organizations and networks has produced the first annual Spotlight Report assessing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the structural obstacles in its realization. The report puts a spotlight on the fulfillment of the 17 goals, with a particular focus on inequalities, responsibility of the rich and powerful, means of implementation and systemic issues.

Trade unions have contributed in chapters on SDG8 "Decent work for all by 2030: taking on the private sector" (ITUC) and SDG11 "Towards a New Urban Agenda" (Public Services International).

Download the full report here, for single chapters, see here.