Together submits evidence on Scotland’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Date: 28th February 2019
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms

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Together has responded to a call for evidence on Scotland’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were launched in 2015 and set out 17 Goals with the aim of encouraging all countries to implement the necessary environmental, economic and social change to achieve peace and prosperity for all.

The call for evidence was launched by Scotland’s SDG Network and the Scottish Government as part of work towards the UK Voluntary National Review on progress towards achieving the Goals. Together’s response highlights the links between the SDGs and rights under the UNCRC. Our evidence notes that child poverty poses a serious barrier to Scotland fully achieving the Goals, in particular the Goals and targets relating to children’s nutrition, health and education.

  • Read Together’s evidence here.
  • Learn about the links between the SDGs and rights under the UNCRC here.

Individuals and organisations have until 29th March 2019 to submit evidence to inform longer-term discussions around the SDGs. Learn more and submit evidence here.