Conscious about the essential role that the citizenship have in ensuring the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Madrid´s NGOs network and the Regional Federation of Neighborhood Associations ( A.A.V.V), supported by the town hall of Madrid, have launched an initiative to raise awareness and encourage a joint work of all Madrid´s neighborhoods to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Towards this end, the coalition of partners has supported the organization of various workshops around several neighborhoods of Madrid:
While this initiative offers a first glimpse of Madrid’s efforts towards the localization of the SDGs, the city’s activity to support the achievement of the SDGS goes well beyond. For instance, Madrid has become the first Spanish city with an Strategic Human Rights Plan, approved on February, 27th 2017 that will run until the year 2020. The Plan includes a total of 22 goals or rights, grouped in 5 sections. While the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs served as an inspirational source to develop the Plan, an entire goal (number 20) is also devoted to the SDGs, confirming Madrid’s commitment to the global agenda and its conviction that Madrid can play a leading role to localize the SDGs in its territory.