Setting up an association to implement the 2030 Agenda in Switzerland
September 25, 2017 will mark the second anniversary of the signing of the UN 2030 Agenda, which embeds a new and clearer vision of sustainable development in global politics. The 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals are applicable to everyone, meaning they must also be implemented in and by Switzerland in its international relations. To support this implementation and to enhance civil society’s involvement in the issue, Alliance Sud, the Swiss platform for peacebuilding KOFF, the Confederation of Swiss Trade Unions, and the Umweltallianz have together sought to engage in dialog with all manner of different civil society organizations.
Two events indicated that there is widespread interest among a broad range of NGOs and trade unions in working together in greater depth, and some initial steps were taken toward structuring that cooperation. Work is currently under way to draw up the statutes and secure the funding.
To get this partnership off the ground once and for all and to support implementation in and by Switzerland with constructive criticism, an association will be set up on the Agenda’s second birthday on September 25. The event will be held in the afternoon at the cultural production center “PROGR” in Bern.