About the Toolkit and Resource Guide

Background to the Toolkit and Resource Guide

In 2016, the TAP Network produced the “Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit: A practical guide for stakeholders for national-level advocacy around Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies” to support the implementation of and accountability for SDG 16. Building upon the experiences and lessons learned during the first five years of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this new resource provides upto-date information on the approaches, practical steps and key resources that are essential to advance peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

Who the Toolkit and Resource Guide is for

This toolkit and resource guide is intended for use primarily by civil society stakeholders, although it may also be useful for other actors – both governmental and non-governmental
– who are working to advance peace, justice and inclusion in the context of the SDGs. Although it is mainly targeted at stakeholders operating at national and sub-national
levels, it also identifies important opportunities for SDG16+ engagement at regional and international levels.

Purpose of the Toolkit and Resource Guide

Recognizing the importance of peace, justice and inclusion to achieving the 2030 Agenda, this toolkit and resource guide seeks to support and build the capacity of civil society
actors and other non-governmental stakeholders to engage in SDG16+ planning, implementation and accountability processes. It provides a range of information, guidance, tips and resources to understand and engage with SDG16+, as well as illustrative case studies from civil society organizations from around the world. Importantly, it aims to build on other resources on SDG16+ – including from the TAP Network and its member organizations – and to connect stakeholders with existing SDG16+ initiatives, partnerships and key resources.

It is not intended to be an exhaustive or prescriptive resource on SDG16+. Rather, it seeks to provide general guidance on SDG16+, identify initial ideas and entry points for civil society action to advance SDG16+ and highlight additional resources that can be explored in order to pursue further action to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

How the Toolkit and Resource Guide is structured

This resource provides a general introduction to the SDGs and SDG16+ followed by a range of approaches to engaging in SDG16+ planning, implementation and accountability.
Each chapter or approach is structured in the same way and includes an overview of the approach, guidance to put the approach into practice, relevant tools or case studies and
annotated references to key resources from both the TAP Network and others. There is also information on regional and global mechanisms and opportunities to advance SDG16+.

Finally, there are a number of annexes to this report with useful information on SDG16+ indicators, key partners for SDG16+ engagement and additional key resources on the
SDGs, SDG16+ and specific SDG 16 targets.