World Vision International

North America, SDG16.1, SDGs


About World Vision International World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Commitment Summary World Vision was actively engaged in the process leading up to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its SDGs. WV continues to be highly engaged in contributing to achieving the SDGs at national level and track its progress at global level. This engagement is based on its work in fragile states and those most left behind, particularly children. Accountability has been a main advocacy action at national, regional and global level. Consequently, TAPΒ΄s work focusing on Goal 16 and an overall accountability agenda fits well in both programmatic work as well as advocacy and global policy setting work.

Full Commitment World Vision has recently approved its new global partnership direction, Our Promise 2030. This reaffirms the mission of the organisation and defines the strategic choices it’s made. Through this World Vision International aims to: Deepen our commitment to the most vulnerable children Changing from primarily working in places where we are most comfortable and confident to shifting where we work, and how we allocate resources, towards the most vulnerable. Focus our ministry for greater results Changing from spreading our resources across a broad agenda to focusing on a limited range of programme types and sectors, becoming excellent in each. Collaborate and advocate for broader impact Changing from largely working on our own, in our way to partnerships, joint ventures and advocacy with those who share our goals. Deliver high quality, sustainable funding Changing from a funding mix that no longer serves us well to raising the right funds from the right donors for the right programmes in the right places. Live out our Christian faith and calling with boldness and humility Changing from an identity and strength not yet fully utilised to living out our Christian faith in all we do, in harmony with those of other faiths and none. Within this context in relation to the 2030 Agenda, World Vision has launched a global campaign around Goal 16 focusing on Target 16.2 and related ones regarding violence against children. In addition, World Vision develops a major social accountability programme “Citizens Voice and Action” seeking to empower citizens to be part of solutions that impact their lives. At global level, WV advocates for a strong follow up and review mechanism that efficiently tracks progress on SDGs, includes voices of those left behind, particularly children and the overall accountability on the 2030 Agenda.