Sustainable Development Goals: Agenda 2030 - India 2017
All UN member states are committed to achieve SDGs Agenda 2030 consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets, spanning the three dimensions of economic, social and environmental development. Under this framework, each national government as well as other stakeholders, including local governments, business and the civil society is expected to identify, implement and report on specific actions that lead to their achievement. The national government has to translate these goals and targets into the national policies, to resource and implement these policies and to measure their implementation. On the other hand, civil society organisations are expected to play an important role in popularizing SDGs as well as take on role for monitoring the implementation of the SDGs. The aim of this Civil Society Report on SDGs would be to highlight the status of SDGs in India with the UN and other International agencies and to create traction on SDGs: Agenda 2030 involving multi-stakeholders and evolve a common civil society Accountability Framework from the prism of social exclusion for monitoring and consensus building on the status of the SDGs in India. The Report also envisages to map the existing government interventions at national, state and local levels as well as to identify the gaps and challenges to achieve the SDGs in order to actively engage with the Indian state and create a platform for dialogue between the Civil Society and the Government on SDGs.