Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+

“Amplified Commitments and Partnerships for Accelerated Action: Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+” (Rome Declaration) outlines key messages, recommendations, and a broad call-to-action around SDG16+. This Declaration is envisioned to directly feed into the outcomes of the Rome SDG16 Conference, and will be the central focus of our advocacy to encourage accelerated action on SDG16 at the 2019 HLPF in July and the SDGs Summit in September.

The Rome Declaration is the product of an online consultation promoted amongst the TAP Membership and other civil society networks, as well as deliberations during the Rome Conference Civil Society Day on 26 May 2019, just prior to the Rome SDG16 Conference. The extensive process to draft this resolution was guided by three co-facilitators, including Coco Lammers from Namati, Peter van Sluijs from the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, and Pascal Richard from the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict.

The Rome Declaration was adopted and presented by civil society in a statement to Members States, international organizations, and other SDG16+ stakeholders at the Rome SDG16+ Conference on 28 May 2016.


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About the Rome Civil Society Day

In advance of the Rome SDG16 Conference 2019, the TAP Network and International Development Law Organization (IDLO) hosted a pre-conference Civil Society Day (26 May 2019), to provide a space for all civil society participants to coordinate and meet before the Conference, and to draft the Rome Declaration.

About the Rome SDG16 Conference

In preparation for the 2019 HLPF, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and IDLO, in partnership with the Government of Italy, organized the Rome SDG16 Conference (27-28 May 2019) to take stock of global progress towards achieving the SDG 16.