SDG Summit 2023: Recommendations for the UK government from the Bond SDG working group

The upcoming 2023 Summit on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 18-19 September provides an important opportunity for the UK Government to take a transformative approach and play an influential role in advancing the 2030 agenda.

Bond’s SDG working group has developed a set of recommendations to accelerate the UK’s progress in actioning its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Even before Covid-19, achieving the transformative potential of the SDGs was a huge challenge, but the events of the past few years mean we need to redouble our efforts. In an era of instability, the SDGs provide us with a framework to build resilience and address the interconnected crises of climate change, Covid-19, conflicts, poverty and inequality, whilst leaving no one behind.

The Co-chairs of the Bond SDG Group, Lilei Chow (Save the Children) and Andrew Griffiths (Sightsavers) said:

We hope the UK Government will adopt these recommendations and announce renewed ambitions and concrete commitments at the SDG Summit because the world is severely off track with meeting Agenda 2030 as we approach its halfway mark.


Notes for editor

  1. Read the recommendations.
  1. Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of nearly 400 civil society organisations from across the UK, and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice. 
  1. The Bond SDG group has over 150 of these organisations as members and is advocating for the full implementation of the SDGs with a strong focus on their global impact. We focus on the implementation of the SDGs by the UK International Development Sector and the UK Government.
  1. For further information or interviews, please contact Jess Salter, Media Adviser at Bond at [email protected] or call 07392972411.