Mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab civil society agenda


Another UNDEF project with Arab NGO Network for Development recently launched in five countries in the Middle East and North Africa region – Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco  - with the goal to enhance participation of civil society organizations into the sustainable development agenda.

The project aims to increase accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals through building a permanent Arab forum that will build capacity, promote social dialogue and influence policy making.

In a recent report Arab Millennium Development Goals, it was shown that Arab countries have achieved progress on many indicators, especially progress towards education targets. However, they have failed in promoting inclusive development and are faced with tackling socioeconomic development challenges to address the aspirations of citizens.

This new project aims to address the process of democratic transition in the Arab region, with a focus on socio-economic reforms to contribute to reshaping development models and policies.