Open call: Civil society participation at the SDG Reviews and National Commision in Brazil

Photo: UNDP Brazil/Tiago Zenero

Last October, the Brazilian Government constituted the National Commission for the Sustainable Development Goals, aiming to facilitate social participation and increase transparency in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Commission will be responsible for strategy building, discussion of public policies, programmes and projects and support to the monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national, regional and local levels.

At the current stage, the Office of the Presidency of the Republic is selecting 8 representatives  of the civil society (non-profit organisations, private sector associations, research and academic institutions) and 1 representative of local government associations, to compose the Commission along with another already selected 7 representations of the public sector (Federal Ministries and regional governments).

Two selection processes are open for representatives at the National Comission for the SDGs until 22 March 2017: Public call for representatives of civil society networks.

Networks must:

Have a Brazilian official registry (CNPJ); Represent a collective of organization with presence in all five macro-regions (North, Northeast, Centre-West, Southeast, and South);Be composed of either non-profit organisations, private sector foundations and/or associations, or research/academic organisations.

Public call for representatives of local government associations.

Associations must:

Represent a collective of local municipalities with presence in all five macro-regions (North, Northeast, Centre-West, Southeast, and South);Have mayors in their Directory Boards.

In parallel with the selection of civil society and local government representatives, the Presidency of the Republic has also released a call for public consultation to be integrated in the 1st National Voluntary Review of the 2030 Agenda for the SDGs. The review will be presented at the 2017 High Level Political Forum, which will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York next July.

The call for contributions is open until 13 March 2017 and aims to receive inputs about initiatives, networks, actions, campaigns, platforms and other activities related to the SDG implementation being conducted by the brazilian society.

More info related to these three processes at: