The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) shared 295 good practices, success stories and lessons learned to give impetus to the next cycle of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The “good practices” of the SDGs gathered in recent months are now being compiled in an “evidence-based inventory” for the 2019 sessions of the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
To compile good practices, successes and lessons learned from implementing the SDGs, in July 2018 DESA invited the breakthroughs and achievements of Governments, United Nations agencies, international and regional organizations, large groups and other stakeholders. Submissions were analyzed by an inter-agency team coordinated by DESA and results are now available online. Where appropriate, DESA will provide input to the July 2019 session of the HLPF.
Each good practice is an introduction, sets out its objectives and identifies the main actors and partnerships. Good practices also help to: share information on implementation, results, outputs and impacts; reflect on factors and constraints, as well as on sustainability and reproducibility; and provide conclusions and other sources of information. Users can visualize the objectives and targets to which the practice contributes, and seek out good practices from one or more SDGs. Users can also visualize the resources mobilized to support each practice.
The database presents 108 good practices in support of SDG 1 (no poverty). Brazil’s “National Social Inclusion Program – More Income” shares efforts to support the sociology-productive inclusion of people experiencing poverty through work, in order to reduce their economic and social vulnerability and increase income of the population in a state of poverty. In Colombia, Financial Education for the Protection of Old Age promotes habits and behaviors that generate positive attitudes, encourage everyone to save for old age and encourage a culture of saving.
On the SDG 15 (life on earth), the platform presents 87 good practices. A good practice entitled “The Sustainable Development Goals in the High-Level Arctic Dialogue Series” presents reports on high-level dialogues within the framework of the Sustainable Development Initiative, polar research and climate change. Polar Policy (PRPI), which aims to encourage Arctic stakeholders to mainstream the commitment to the SDGs in their discourse, decisions and agenda.
Good practice in “Environmental Conservation and Poverty Alleviation in Kezuo Houqi, Inner Mongolia”, proposes measures to combat deforestation and increase forest cover. Good practice in Liwonde National Park and the Chikolongo community in Malawi describes efforts to reduce human-wildlife conflict while improving food security and nutrition, in support of the SDG 2 (hungry zero). The description indicates that the extensive involvement of community members in the project has resulted in social sustainability and local ownership.
By sharing these good practices and lessons learned from the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, DESA aims to inspire United Nations Member States in their preparations for the high-level events organized by the United Nations in September.
Source: SDG Knowledge Hub.