The People’s Report on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals – 2019

A foreword from the Hui E! External Relations Coordinator

"The People’s Report on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs draws on tangata whenua’s, communities’ and organisations’ diverse insights and expertise through a national survey, interviews, available statistical data and existing local, national and external reports. Over 20 people contributed their expertise to the report and 187 people participated in the national survey, which asked for their views on where we are at and what is needed looking forward. It demonstrates the rich diversity of the sector, and their work, and focus of the organisations..."
Ronja Ievers
Hui E! External Relations Coordinator

The People’s Report is an Alternate Report on the SDGs and includes 17 reports contributed to by more than 20 New Zealanders from different organisations. They share a commitment to a more just, equal and sustainable world and have individual or organisational perspectives on a particular goal or target. The reports vary in style and thinking, demonstrating the rich diversity of the sector, and work and focus of the organisations.

The People’s Report also includes newly released data; links to reports and reviews; case studies; interviews; recommendations and high level results from a survey of organisations in June 2019.

The many people who have contributed to the People’s Report in various ways hope that it, and the government’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) report, will provide a basis for moving forward together–in greater partnership to implement a vision and framework that clearly link Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the SDGs and the Living Standards Framework, to create a more just, equal and sustainable future.


The People’s Report was only possible with the support and extensive amount of work put in by the writers, the Steering Group members, assistants, sponsors, the many report contributors and those who particpated in the survey. The Steering Group operated in a governance role, and its members were drawn from the collaborating organisations. This group was responsible for the overall oversight and strategic decision making of the report and to provide support to the writers.

Dr Gill Greer and Moko Morris, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Te Atiawa, shared overall responsibility for the writing of the report. They were also the primary liaison with key contributors to the report and provided advice on and engage with Māori. The project received funding from the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, the Wellington Community Trust, PPTA and TEU.

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