JANIC publishes "Narrative Report on the State of National Implementation of SDGs: Focus on SDG 16"
Since 2016, the Japanese government has developed a system to promote the SDGs in Japan, however, efforts on SDG 16 are lagging behind, and data on progress has not been sufficiently disclosed. In addition, there are major challenges related to civic space, such as inadequate public records management and the lack of penalties for hate speech.
This report introduces examples of civil society activities to achieve SDG 16 and will be used to make recommendations from civil society for the Voluntary National Review (VNR), the second SDG progress report by the Government of Japan, scheduled to be released in July 2021.
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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Government Structure and Functions
Chapter 3. National Mechanisms and Implementation of the International Norms and Commitments on Peace and Security
Chapter 4. National Mechanisms and Implementation of the International
Norms and Commitments on Human Rights
Chapter 5. National Implementation Process (2016 – 2019)
Chapter 6. The State of the National Implementation of the SDG 16 (2016-2019)
Chapter 7. Thematic Assessment of the International Monitoring Reports on Issues related to the 12 Targets of the SDG 16
Chapter 8. Assessment of the Implementation of the 12 Targets of the Goal 16
Chapter 9. Thematic Assessment of Issues related to Targets of SDG16
Chapter 10. Civil Society Engagement with the SDG16
Chapter 11. Policy Recommendations
Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)