Mobilisation of German civil society for global sustainable development

Where
Germany
When
2016
Who
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development together with Engagement Global and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Länder, Länder-based “One World” networks
Key objectives of the measure:

Mobilising citizens together with the political, civil society, economic and academic spheres in order to implement the global targets for sustainable development in and through Germany

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

ONE WORLD – Our Responsibility, Charter for the Future and tour, 2014 to 2016

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

- Developing 2014 Charter for the Future in a broad-based societal dialogue online and locally
- Determining areas of focus for a more sustainable and more just world in eight fields of action
- Participating actors regularly taking stock of the implementation of the Charter’s areas of focus
- Supporting civil society and representatives in organising their own events
- Local initiatives, companies and political decision-makers demonstrating to the local general public their contributions to sustainable development
- Charter for the Future touring through all the federal states of Germany in 2015 and 2016

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

- Charter process recognised by the State Secretaries’ Committee for Sustainable Development in 2014 as a beacon project, positively mentioned in the current OECD audit report on German development cooperation
- Charter for the Future includes chapter on culture, “Respecting and protecting cultural and religious diversity”
- Participation by more than 9,000 people in Charter for the Future and tour events by the end of 2015; 75 per cent of them satisfied. Reports on the dialogues in the Länder: http://zukunftstour.zukunftscharta.de/programm.html; Charter for the Future in English: https://www.zukunftscharta.de/files/upload/daten_bilder_zukunftscharta/Zukunftscharta-en.pdf