Interested in the Sustainable Development Goals?

Join the GCCN SDG Project Working Group

Galway City Community Network is currently undertaking work aimed at exploring how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) can be relevant to Galway City.

To that end, GCCN invites expressions of interest form GCCN members to join the GCCN SDG Project Working Group, which will also include members of a number of statutory organisations in the city.

Save the Date:

The first meeting of the GCCN SDG Project Working Group will take place remotely on

Friday, October 30th at 12pm.

If you are interested in joining this exciting initiative, please let us know.
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are an urgent call for action by all countries – in the Global South and North – in a global partnership. They are a useful framework to link social, economic and sustainable development, acknowledging the imperative to end poverty and tackle climate change.

The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 high-level goals and associated 169 targets agreed in September 2015 by the members of the UN to guide and co-ordinate action to address a broad range of interconnected development issues until 2030.

The Galway City Local Economic and Community Plan includes the following:

Seed Nine: Advance capacity and commitment to drive implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Purpose: To promote the SDGs, make them relevant for Galway, and establish the means for advancing their implementation through mainstream policies, plans and programmes.


  • Proofing tools developed and being applied to test proposed policies, plans and programmes for their capacity to advance the SDGs.
  • Agreed metrics deployed to track implementation of the SDGs in Galway City.
  • Collaborative fora established to enable cross-sectoral dialogue on implementing the SDGs and to engage peer support for their implementation.

Partners: LCDC Social Inclusion Sub-committee as a lead partner, convening and working with partners that include GRETB, HSE, Tusla, GCP, Galway Environmental Network, GCC, Galway Chamber of Commerce, Galway Council of Trade Unions, and GCCN.

Timeline: Ongoing from the first quarter.

Galway City Community Network has agreed to act as lead partner for this initiative and is pleased to invite you to the first meeting of the SDG Working Group.