The importance of participation by all actors is emphasized throughout the 2030 Agenda. The Preamble highlights “a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people.”

The 2030 Agenda recalls how the Sustainable Development Goals are “the result of over two years of intensive public consultation and engagement with civil society and other stakeholders around the world, which paid particular attention to the voices of the poorest and most vulnerable.”

Delivering the SDGs in the next decade will demand ambition, decisiveness and a sense of urgency. The Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals will demand the mobilization of everyone, everywhere, grounded on a level of ambition that supercharges ideas into concrete, bold and implementable solutions.