Background on the Global Goals:
On September 25, 2015, the UN General Assembly, with the participation of more than 80 Heads of State and representatives from around the world, set out 17 goals to be adopted globally for guiding sustainable global development by 2030. Each goal includes concrete targets, so that all the goals together contain 169 targets that must be integrated and realized for the full implementation of the goals.
The Global Goals went into effect as of January 1, 2016, and all UN Member States are required, from this point forth, to report on their progress in implementing these targets.
The list of humanity’s tasks for the next decade is set to realize shared goals for the optimal existence of all.
As part of the coalition of civil society organizations’ activities, we participated in meetings and brainstorming sessions. We examined the possibilities for action and cooperation to help each organization promote these goals in its field.
The coalition, led by the organizations Itach Ma’aki – Women Lawyers for Social Justice and the Heschel Center for Sustainability and civil society, submitted a Position Paper to the government and attached as an appendix to the government report submitted to the UN in July 2019.
The position paper was written as part of an open and participatory discussion of the Israeli civil society coalition, which will work long-term to promote change inspired by global goals, while studying and comparing similar coalitions around the world. The position paper seeks to lay a cornerstone for the implementation of Agenda 2030 from the perspective of civil society and presents the necessary mechanisms for implementing the objectives in Israel.
Kedma – For Social & Educational Justice in Israel is a social-educational non-profit organization that works for equality and social justice in Israel through education.