COFACE PAPER SDG COFACE

The role of the civil society associations in the achievement of the SDGs

For the first time since COFACE obtained the UN consultative status in2014, we organised a joint event with the UN focal point on the family in Amsterdam. The conference ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Gender Equality: the role of family policies and exchange of good practices’ took place in the University of Amsterdam on 19-20 April 2016.
The conference put a spotlight on the role of family policies in the implementation of the SDGs and specifically engaged in one of the most important and holistic targets of the SDGs: to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls (Goal 5).

Following the event, COFACE Families Europe published the policy paper: THE ROLE OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY ASSOCIATIONS IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE SDGs

This paper was our contribution to the United Nations Expert Group Meeting held in New York, 12-13 May 2016 “Family policies and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”.