Coalition2030: Working together to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals

17.17 encourage and promote effective public, public- private, and civil society
partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of
17.16 enhance the global partnership for sustainable development
complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share
knowledge, expertise, technologies and financial resources to support the
achievement of sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly
developing countries

If you want to go fast go alone
If you want to go far go together

Who we are

Coalition2030 is an alliance of civil society groups working for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Between us, we represent over 100 organisations, working here in Ireland and in over 50 countries across the globe. Our expertise ranges from children’s rights to environmental sustainability and from humanitarian relief to education.




Why we came together

The SDGs are BIG. With 17 Goals and 169 individual targets to be measured, reported on and met, new partnerships will be needed – partnerships which bring together citizens and organisations across the country as well as the various strands of Government.  If we are to reach these Goals, we will all need to take responsibility for ensuring progress towards a more equal and sustainable society. We work very much under SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals.


The members of Coalition2030 are committed to building vibrant public engagement and support for the SDGs right across the country.


Irish Leadership on the 2030 Agenda

Ireland played an instrumental role in bringing about a new political manifesto – the 2030 Agenda. This new Agenda is universal: addressing issues of sustainable development for all countries, while recognising that each nation will adapt and prioritise the goals in accordance with its own needs and policies. It is transformative: proposing action to end poverty and hunger once and for all, while safeguarding the planet. It is integrated and indivisible: requiring policy coherence and cooperation at all levels of government and across sectors, recognising that all the goals must be addressed in an integrated manner to achieve the transformation we seek. Hence, the promise to leave no one behind.

A “Whole of Government” Initiative

Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals requires a ‘whole of government’ approach, ensuring each government department commits and contributes to targets and indicators laid down in a National Action Plan. Coalition2030 calls for:


  1. An ambitious National Action Plan led by the Department of An Taoiseach, involving all government departments to steer, implement, monitor, and report on the SDGs. This Plan needs to emphasise the interlinked nature of the Goals ‐ linking for example, agriculture and climate change to trade policy and global poverty;


  1. An Inclusive SDG Monitoring Forum in which civil society, and in particular those vulnerable groups – both Irish and internationally – who stand to gain or lose most from Ireland’s work on the Goals, are fully represented;


  1. Increased Financing for Development to support delivery of the SDGs. We call on Government to commit the resources required to achieve the SDGs, both at home and internationally.  Only then will the National Action Plan work for the most marginalised and vulnerable. A key indicator of Ireland’s commitment will be a clear and credible plan to reach the UN ODA target of 0.7% of GNI.