The report Measuring up includes the chapter on SDG16 relating to peace, justice and strong institutions (and indicators relating to open government pillars) which was drafted by myself with your input earlier this year. Thought it would be nice to share recent news…
Measuring up: How the UK is performing on the SDGs
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Number 10 confirms Measuring up to be considered for the UK’s Voluntary National Review on the SDGs next year
Last week we received a letter from the Prime Minister’s Assistant Private Secretary acknowledging our request for a response to Measuring up. The letter confirmed that the Government will soon invite inputs from organisations ‘to capture the contributions being made on this agenda’ as they progress their plans for the Voluntary National Review (VNR). It also confirmed that Measuring up would be considered as part of this.
We’ve been progressing our conversations with the Government as some of the chapter authors took part in a meeting with DFID to explore their VNR process. You can find out more about the meeting below.
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UKSSD response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s follow-up inquiry on the SDGs
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News and opinion
Measuring up authors attend meeting with the Department for International Development
On 31 July, the Department for International Development (DFID) asked UKSSD to invite a small group of Measuring up authors to a meeting to explore its proposals for its report on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2019. Read more here.
Innovate for Good
17 October, 9am-5pm, London
Join Impact for this day long conference featuring business leaders who are succeeding at building brands at the top of their market sector and embedding positive social impact into the core of their enterprises. In the age of the purpose-driven consumer, an increasing body of companies now go beyond sustainability; Innovating For Good. Register here.
Global Engineering Congress
22-26 October, London
The world urgently needs to take action on climate change and engineers have a vital role to play in delivering clean water, sustainable energy and a connected world. The Institution of Civil Engineers will bring together a worldwide community of engineers to look at how we can create real change and plan how the SDGs can be met. Register here.
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