Civil society organisations from the BRICSAM region (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, South Africa and Mexico, brought together through the “Empowering Civil Society Networks (ECSN) from a Multi-polar World” project have developed a joint set of G20 policy recommendations for the
2016 Civil20 Communiqué. The ECSN policy recommendations are focused on the thematic areas of Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM)/ tax; food security /climate change; and, gender, given their significance to overcoming inequality and achieving some of the most pertinent issues of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
These recommendations build on the previous G20 Summit commitments to support key areas for sustainable development such as domestic resource mobilisation; financial inclusion (reducing the gender participation gap); food security; climate change; and, energy access. Our policy recommendations are further linked to the current 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit priorities under “Inclusive and interconnected development,” which seeks to improve inclusive and interconnected growth calls for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
As stated in the Antalya Summit G20 Leaders’ Communiqué, the 2030 Agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, sets a transformative, universal and ambitious framework for global development efforts. We encourage G20 leaders to uphold their commitment to implementing its outcomes to ensure that no one is left behind in efforts to eradicate poverty and build an inclusive and sustainable future for all. The SDGs cannot be achieved globally if they are not realised in all G20 countries, and without strong support and leadership by the G20 in low- and middle-income countries (beyond the G20).