We encourage all of our network to fill out the Rome Declaration 2.0 survey. The goal is to update the Rome Declaration based on the experienced of civil society organizations and networks, especially in light of COVID-19. Please fill out the survey by Monday, 24 May 2021 You can learn more about the project below.
When SDG16 was reviewed for the first time in 2019, Civil Society from around the world came together to launch a comprehensive call-to-action around SDG16+ through the “Amplified Commitments and Partnerships for Accelerated Action: The Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+“. This “Rome Civil Society Declaration” highlighted key civil society priority areas, recommendations, and an urgent call-to-action to achieve the real transformative potential of SDG16+. After finalisation and launch of the Declaration at the 2019 Rome Conference, the declaration received endorsement from over 130 civil society organisations and networks. Considering the upcoming Thematic Review of SDG16 at the 2021 HLPF, it is of strategic importance to revisit this 2019 Rome Civil Society Declaration, to assess the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on SDG16+ implementation, the urgency for addressing COVID-19 challenges through an SDG16+ lens, and to provide updated recommendations and action areas for Member States and the global community to advance SDG16+ in the years ahead.
With this background, we launch an online consultation to update the original Rome Civil Society Declaration leading up to the 2021 HLPF. We encourage interested organizations to share reflections on priority areas to highlight in this “2021 Rome Civil Society Declaration 2.0" through this brief consultation survey, by Monday, 24 May 2021: http://bit.ly/romedeclaration2021