The 2018 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) addresses the theme “transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”. Therefore, Non-Governmental Organizations Major Group submits their Position Paper and states: “For the 2030 Agenda to be truly transformative, urgent action is required to restructure global systems to orient them towards equity and justice. This includes the meaningful and active participation of stakeholders at all stages of the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, the NGO Major Group calls for a new development paradigm that prioritizes the flourishing of humans, nature and animals.
Noting the “interlinked and indivisible” nature of the 2030 Agenda, we call for a holistic, coherent, multi-‐sectoral, and multi-‐stakeholder approach to SDG implementation. Partnerships between governments, intergovernmental institutions, research and academic institutions, and civil society are critical to gaining the comprehensive perspectives, expertise and resources necessary to fully implement the 2030 Agenda, as well as to ensure monitoring, review and accountability. Crosscutting issues must be addressed through a collaborative approach, to enable our collective success in furthering the well-being of humans, nature and animals and ensuring transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies for all.”