There has been concerted effort in making the globe a just equitable society enjoying “People’s Right to live”. For this United Nations and its member Country came with Millennium Development Goal for 15 years which started in 2000 AD with a set of eight goals on different development dimensions including poverty alleviation, gender equality, health and environmental sustainability. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have set foundation for 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030.
The UN Conference of June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro discussed about Sustainable Development Goals followed by the formulation of Working Group on 19 July 2014. The Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post 2015 Development Agenda began in January 2015 and concluded in August 2015. The final document with the title “Transforming the World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was adopted at the UN Summit in September 2015 with the commitment to resolve to free human race from the tyranny of poverty. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets demonstrate the scale and challenge of the new universal agenda and goals to be achieved by 2030.
Out of all 17 SDGs, RECPHEC has initiated to draw the attention of state and non-state sectors on Goal number 3 which focuses on “Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being of all at all ages”. This global goal needs to be translated into national plans and programmes with the involvement of State and Non-State Sectors. In this context, a national consultative meeting of non state actors was organized in March 2016 to orient and identify the role of non state sectors on the genesis of Sustainable Development Goals with special focus on Goal no. 3. The national consultation held at Alfa House, Kathmandu was the first interactive session organized by RECPHEC bringing together different stakeholders to work towards implementation of the SDGs.
The first consultation meeting gave insight about the need of giving continuous effort in realizing the SDG 3. Thus RECPHEC plans to organize follow up consultation meeting to understand the roles and strengths of both state and non state sectors by bringing them together to address the health goals collectively. In this context, the second national consultation meeting will be organized with the following objectives.
1. To discuss the role of the government in line with National Policy and Constitutional provisions
2. To identify the strengths and roles of National and International Non-Government Organizations in implementing SDG 3
1. Effective collaboration of government and non government sectors
2. Strengthened partnership between government, non government and civil societies in implementing the goal
3. Contribution from news media and social media in raising awareness and providing better understanding of the SDG 3 agenda.
Process: The consultation meeting will be initiated by key note presentation on SDG 3 followed by the presentations from the Government, INGO & NGO identifying their respective roles in effective implementation at national level.
Participants: This programme will be participated by representatives from Government, INGOs, NGOs, Civil Societies and Media.
Venue: Himalaya Hotel, Kupondole
Date: 22nd December 2017 (Poush 7, 2074) Friday
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM