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Parliamentarians for the Global Goals Newsletter - May 2022

Dear Member of PfGG,

The Parliamentarians for Global Goals network has more than 100 members from across the globe. We continuously look for partnerships and collaboration with other organisations and networks with similar or related agendas to increase our outreach.

As you will see below, we are working towards a closer partnership with SDGcAfrica, to better support parliamentarians across the continent in implementing SDGs.

In Europe, we are working closely with the think tank Friends of Europe to address polarization and legitimacy issues to equip leaders with the skills and capacity to work for long-term solutions represented by the SDGs.

And on a global level, we are in dialogue with Commonwealth Parliamentary Association about possible collaboration, and we are planning for a new webinar series with SDSN and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, focusing on the science-policy nexus and how to support parliamentarians in data- and science driven policy design.

This is just to mention a few. If you have ideas to whom we should collaborate with, please let us know. We are always up for a virtual coffee with likeminded people and possible partners.

Kind regards,

Kirsten Brosbøl

Founder, PfGG


PfGG News

Collaboration with the SDGcAfrica

The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGcAfrica) was established in 2016 and operates out of Kigali, Rwanda to support governments, civil society, businesses and academic institutions in achieving the SDGs in Africa. SDGcAfrica has developed a series of training modules on SDG implementation for parliamentarians. and work in several countries on the continent. PfGG is working on an MoU with SDGcAfrica to intensify our collaboration. We see many synergies in using best practices from elsewhere in the world and in mutual inspiration on developing trainings, toolkit, and peer-to-peer learning for MPs. Find more information on SDGcAfrica here.


'Better Leaders, Better Democracies' Report

On May 4, the Apolitical Foundation launched the report "Better Leaders, Better Democracies: Mapping Organizations Shaping 21st Century Politicians". The report discusses political leadership and presents their ‘Seeds, soil, and gardeners’ approach to how young political talents should be constructively supported by the existing political system. In this concept, the seeds represent new political talents. The soil symbolises the way into the political system and political parties. The gardeners are individuals within the political party structures who are constructively helping these new political talents to grow. The report touches on more facets of constructive political leadership and strong democratic structures, which are critical for democracies to be able to deliver on the 2030 Agenda. You can read the report here.


2022 Arab Region SDG Index and Dashboard Report

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network published a report on the current state of climate action in the Arab Region in relation to the SDGs. The report identifies six key findings in terms of SDGs performance. First, the region has diverse outcomes in their sustainable development, where they face common challenges including gender equality, decent work and economic growth, and sustainable food production. Second, six countries in the region have completed two-thirds of the SDGs. Third, poor and conflict-affected countries have a high risk of falling behind in their implementation of the SDGs. Fourth, there are positive trends in the region in three areas: education, clean energy, and climate change. Fifth, 19 Arab countries have not achieved a single SDG. Sixth, there is a gap in necessary data to measure sustainable development performance in the region.

The aim of this report is to provide a data-driven practical tool for governments, policymakers, and other stakeholders to measure progress on the SDGs, and to highlight challenges and data gaps.

Read the full report here.


Upcoming Events

SDSN & OECD-DAC: Mobilizing International Financing to Restore and Accelerate SDG Progress

May 02, 2 pm CET.

Register here.

People’s Meeting 'Folkemødet' in Denmark

June 16-18, 2022

The annual Danish democracy festival - we will host a number of PfGG events on-site.

SDG Chairs Forum

October 26, 2022, 2 pm CET.

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