State Level Consultations

One of the pillars of the WNTA is to build awareness on SDGs among the civil society members/ Organizations, Community based organisation and other stakeholder at the state and national level who have long term engagement with different marginalised section of the society. WNTA organized six state level Consultations on the SDGs in the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andra Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Broader Objectives of the campaign;

  1. Popularizing SDGs at State and National level and to facilitate dialogue between civil society groups and appropriate governments to realize and incorporate these goals in the national and sub-national planning.
  2. Strengthening the networking with CSOs network and advocate with the Government, the NITI Aayog for better implementation of SDGs.
  3. Regular monitoring of the SDGs and facilitating the periodic shadow reporting and, monitoring. Identification of Gaps and advocacy.

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Community Level Conversation with Marginalize Communities

WNTA organized Community Level Conversation amongst 10 Social Groups/Communities in seven states namely Jharkhand, Andra Pradesh, Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Kerala amongst social groups namely, Tribals, Dalit, Religious Minorities, Youth, Labour, Migrants, LGBT, Women & Girls, Commercial Sex workers and Fishing Community. Community Level Conversation was conducted followed by the online survey with an aim to collected voices of the marginalized communities in the forms issues, challenges and the gaps due to which they face problem in their daily lives. The online survey was intended to know what are the priority areas for the community level conversation and the recommendations of the online survey was taken care and taken forward to the community level conversation.

The objectives of the community level conversations were;

  • To identify the priorities of the group and its relation / reflection in the SDGs.
  • To identify the issue and concerns of the socially excluded groups/communities in context of SDGs
  • To identify the gaps and challenges (social, economic and political) for the community to achieve the SDGs.
  • To Assess/analyse the existing approaches and to identify the best practices.
  • To set indicators to measure the extent to which the targets within the goals are being reached.
  • To draw recommendations and to draft proposed interventions.

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Posters for SDGs Goal-16

SDGs Goal-16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels


16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children

16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all

16.4 By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime

16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

16.8 Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance

16.9 By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration

16.10Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

16.a Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime

16.b Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development


Goal 16 Targets in (Hindi)

Meta Table Goal 16 Targets (English/Hindi)

Posters on Goal 16 (Click Here)

Report of Regional Civil Society Consultation on Goal 16 (Click Here)

Other Related Documents for Goal 16

  1. We The Vehicle Nyika and Access To Justice (Click Here)
  2. Overview of Targets and Corelation with Nalsa Scheme (Click Here)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)/Agenda 2030

About SDGs/Agenda 2030

The United Nations General Assembly adopted in 2015 a set of seventeen Sustainable Development Goals with specific targets which are to be achieved by 2030. Acknowledging that the earlier Millennium Development Agenda had a top down, reductionist and fragmented approach that did not adequately address the deep rooted structural obstacles to equitable and sustainable development and consequently lacked in holistic and integrated planning for doing so, the stress in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Agenda has been laid on partnership. The new Agenda is guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, including full respect for international law. It is grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international human rights treaties, the Millennium Declaration and the 2005 World Summit Outcome. It is informed by other instruments such as the Declaration on the Right to Development.

Member states are signatories to the important principle ‘Leave No One Behind’ in Agenda 2030. Translating this principle necessitates recognising communities that are socially excluded the most marginalised and vulnerable that is at risk to not be covered or slip through the gaps. The SDG 2030 recognises various vectors of social exclusion and vulnerability – age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. In many places women, girls, indigenous, vulnerable, those in vulnerable situations are distinctly recognized. The Agenda also recommends identify the vulnerable contextually across social, economic and political domains. It is unfortunate that caste based discrimination is not recognised as a basis of social exclusion and vulnerability by the SDG, even as the draft ‘United Nations Principles and Guidelines for the Effective Elimination of Discrimination based on Work and Descent’ has already been accepted as the UN terminology to address caste based discrimination. Despite this gap, the 2030 agenda provides space for incorporating and addressing the concerns of caste based discrimination along with other forms of social exclusion in India. The SDGs categorically claim the document to include ALL people EVERYWHERE across ALL AGES. In various follow up documents the need to disaggregate data contextually to fulfil the fundamental commitment to leave no one behind is reiterated. ‘A core element of the global indicator framework is the disaggregation of data and the coverage of particular groups of the population in order to fulfil the main principle of the 2030 Agenda of leaving no one behind’ (IAEG-SDGs). Continuous work is necessary within the country to ensure that the socially excluded communities and their vulnerabilities are recognised and addressed under the different goals and targets through relevant indicators.

Thus, in the Indian context it is necessary to review the systems that are in place for ensuring such participation from all stakeholders and all people from the grassroots up to the highest levels of Government. Since the Government is the biggest entity with the most resources to ensure achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and targets that have been set, the legal and policy framework already in place in the country has to be critically reviewed to see how capable it is of achieving the SDGs and identify the gaps for rectification. The UN resolution also mentions that the business sector, Non-State Actors and individuals too must play a significant role in ensuring the achievement of the SDGs. Therefore the existing efforts by these other sectors and individuals have also to be reviewed for proper planning.

Adopting SDG in Indian context [Read Full Document]

SDGs Goal-16 (Click Here)