Open letter on Scotland's committment to the Global Goals

As a member of Scotland's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Network we have signed an open letter on Scotland's commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and are now urging others to lend their support too.

Scotland's First Minister confirmed that the Scottish Government would be one of the first anywhere in the world to commit to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals, both at home and overseas. Since then, in 2015, all 193 UN member states have signed up to the 17 goals that seek to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.

There is little doubt that the Global Goals offer a vision of our own nation and the world that Scotland shares.  But, we want to ensure that the Global Goals are embedded in the work of the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and our local authorities so that our actions live up to our words.  We want to make sure that actions are taken in Scotland to make sure the Global Goals are achieved.

Scotland’s Sustainable Development Goals Network has launched an invitation to organisations and individuals across Scotland to sign an open letter to key decision makers and institutions in Scotland.

This letter calls on the Scottish Cabinet and Scotland’s Political Parties, Parliamentary Committees and local authorities to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the Global Goals in Scotland and across the world by publishing the specific actions they are taking towards the goals.

In 2017 we published a summary of how we believe our activities support the targets and indicators of the Global Goals, details of which can be found here, and in our latest annual review.

Scotland’s SDG Network needs your support and invites you to sign the open letter by Monday 22 January. Any organisation and individual from the public, private or third sectors can sign the open letter today.

By signing the open letter at this crucial time, we can make sure that actions are taken in Scotland to see that the Global Goals are achieved.


15 January 2018


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