The Wheel has joined Coalition 2030, the new alliance of leading civil society groups working for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 in Ireland and across the globe. Between us, we represent over 100 organisations, working both at home and in over 50 other countries. Our expertise ranges from children’s rights to environmental sustainability and from humanitarian relief to education.
We have come together to promote the implementation, in Ireland and worldwide, of the UN’s 2030 Agenda, known as the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). The SDGs represent a political, economic, environmental, and social manifesto for the world over the next 13 years; their success has the potential to be one of the most important turning points in modern history. Ireland co‐chaired the negotiations, with Kenya, that led to their adoption. Now that the Goals have been adopted, Ireland must shift the focus to implementation, reporting, and monitoring.
In the years up to and including 2030, along with leaders of every country in the world, Ireland will report to the United Nations on whether we have kept our promise. Did we do what we said we would to eliminate hunger, to stall climate change, to reduce global inequality? The challenges Ireland faces – homelessness, conflict, forced displacement, climate change, loss of biodiversity, and income inequality – are not confined to our country. They are challenges we can only tackle at a global level, together. Universal participation is key.
With your help, we can bridge the gap between the concerns of citizens facing coastal erosion in Donegal, and those facing floods and droughts in Pakistan. Help us to ensure Ireland stands proud in 2030 by saying we did our best to make change happen. While the world grows wealthier, inequality grows wider and the world is warming – it’s time to change the record.