The purpose of the People’s Report is to provide a range of views about Aotearoa New Zealand’s progress on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These come from a range of perspectives – NGOs, community organisations, researchers, unions, businesses, and young people. They reflect a diversity of views and activities and demonstrate that collaboration across generations and across government and business sectors and civil society is essential if the vision of a more just, equal and sustainable world is to be achieved.
The report was prepared and a final draft was published prior to the government’s presentation of its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2019.
Hopefully, the report will provide a diverse mix of thinking, impressions, research, data, a benchmark, a call to action for many New Zealanders, and a basis for wider, stronger partnerships.