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Coalition2030 Newsletter 12

Coalition2030 Newsletter 11

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Creating a Sustainable, Fairer Future for All: Coalition 2030 Election Manifesto 2019

With election time just around the corner, Coalition 2030 is asking candidates running in the upcoming local elections to position Ireland as a leader at local and county levels to ensure urgency and ambition on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and a transition towards a fairer, more inclusive, sustainable future for Ireland. Please ensure that candidates hear our message loud and clear, by downloading the Manifesto here and distributing it as widely as possible. You can find the Election Manifesto link here:

Side Events and Exhibitions at the High Level Political Forum now open - deadline 19th April 

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs has announced that the applications for Side Events and Exhibitions to be held at the margins of the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of ECOSOC are open as of today, Monday, 18 March 2019.
The application can be found at:

Please ensure to review the side event guidelines and exhibition guidelines before applying. Side events and Exhibitions of the HLPF are held outside the official programme and provide great opportunities to discuss the theme and SDGs under review at the HLPF, deepen the discussion on voluntary national reviews (VNRs), identify emerging and new issues, listen to all voices, and help spread greater awareness of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in general.

The National Pay and Benefits Survey 2019 - closing date for completion of survey 3rd May 

Community, voluntary and charitable organisations are invited to take part in this important survey that aims to develop a comprehensive overview of pay and benefits in the non-profit sector. Survey respondents will be automatically included in a draw to receive €300 for staff activities/celebrations in your organisation.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Robert O’ Donoghue of Quality Matters on  / 01 8720030.
Click here to complete the survey; on-line and word document options available.

Stakeholder Forum - 31st January 2019

The Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 sets out the whole of Government approach to implementing the SDGs in Ireland and abroad.

The Plan set out a commitment to establish a National SDG Stakeholder Forum, under Section 4  Stakeholder Engagement.

The last meeting took place in Dublin Castle on 31st January 2019. The Faciltator's Report on the day's proceedings is available, and comes in two formats: an unabridged version that includes all topics discussed via Slido, and an abridged version that omits the same. 

All presentations given on the day can also be found here

A draft Terms of Reference for the Stakeholder Forum have been developed. The Draft Terms of Reference are available here

To read the Coalition 2030’s joint submission on the TOR, click here.


Rally to mark 3rd anniversary of the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

25 September 2018 - 1pm to 2.15pm

Coalition 2030 will mark 3rd anniversary of the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a gathering on O'Connell Bridge and march to the Garden of Remembrance.

The date of 25th September marks the 3rd anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, including the 17 Global Goals and the Leave No One Behind Promise.

Worldwide this day is marked as a Global Day of Action, under the #Act4SDGs Campaign

Annually members of Coalition 2030 have been marking this day by organising street actions in Dublin to raise awareness among the Irish public of the Sustainable Development Goals.

At 1.17pm a historic photo will be taken with Ambassadors, Coalition 2030 members, special guests and citizens joining the rally. The picture will include a giant banner displayed on the Rosie Hackett Bridge.

After the photo, the Coalition 2030 will invite participants who to march from O'Connell Bridge to the Garden of Remembrance, in Parnell Square.