Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan) is a broad civil society network to mobilize civil society for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs Japan is composed of a diverse array of civil society organizations (CSOs) working on global, national and local issues in Japan and abroad related to SDGs. SDGs Japan also works closely with organizations from other sectors such as the private sector, religious organizations, labor unions and cooperatives.

Main activities of SDGs Japan include advocacy actions and policy making, information sharing and outreach, and public awareness campaign. Our member CSOs are actively engaged in thematic units to work specifically on different SDG agenda


Activities on SDGs:
Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs has given inputs to the National Guideline of SDGs finalized by the government. In 2017 the official process of preparing VNR report, CSOs and Private actors were involved. Though the government did not mention in UN about the contribution of CSOs. SDGs Japan prepared a shadow report on SDGs in 2017. It is regularly connecting to Parliamentarians on SDGs. We connected to the PM’s advisor on SDGs in 2016. It has attempted to reach out to Business consortiums. But they maintain a distance with them. It is now pushing the poverty and gender issues.

Thematic focus
Eradication of poverty
Gender equality
Reduce inequalities, e.g. tax justice
Science and Technology Innovation and its ethical, legal and social implication
Environment (Climate Change and Biodiversity)
Peace and justice, e.g. accountability of governments and the private sector
Partnership for Global Justice, e.g. trade and the financial system

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