The People’s Report

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

"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 Manager

An Alternate Report for New Zealand (2019)

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.



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 was managed by Ronja Ievers from Hui E! Community Aotearoa. The project received funding from the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, the Wellington Community Trust, PPTA and TEU. 

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.​

Those who have contributed to the The People’s Report on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals – 2019

This report was only possible with the support of the collaborating organisations and steering group members, researchers, writers and contributors, those who made time to participate in the survey and those who let us share their stories. He mihi tēnei ki te koutou. Our writers and contributors are:

  • Dr Gill Greer and Moko Morris, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Te Atiawa (co-editors of the Report)
  • Ana Pickering – Library and Information Association New Zealand
  • Anaru Fraser, Hui E! Community Aotearoa
  • Amy Beliveau, Family Planning New Zealand
  • Arend Merrie, Auckland DHB
  • Brian Smith
  • Brooke Hollingshead, AIDS Foundation
  • Barbara Bedeschi, Business and Professional Women New Zealand
  • Barry Weeber, Environment and Conservation of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Carolyn Savage, BPW NZ
  • Cath Wallace, Environment and Conservation of Aotearoa New Zeal
  • Catherine McInally, NCW Climate Change and Environment Committee
  • Christine Caughey, NCW Climate Change and Environment Committee
  • Chris Glaudel, Community Housing Aotearoa
  • Dr Dan Ducker, ECO Matters
  • David Corner, IHC New Zealand
  • Frances Manwaring, Moxie Design Strategy
  • Gretchen Leuthart, Volunteer Service Abroad
  • Professor Girol Karacaoglu, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Iris & Wereta Pahau, Remutaka Māori Women’s Welfare League and Awe Consultants Ltd
  • Ivan Chirino-Valle, Generation Zero
  • Jack Boyle, Post Primary Teachers Association
  • Jane Lohrey
  • Dr Joanna Spratt, Oxfam New Zealand
  • Joy Dunsheath, United Nations Association of New Zealand
  • Julie Haggie, Transparency International New Zealand
  • Karena Brown, E Tū
  • Dr Katie Bruce, Volunteering New Zealand
  • Maisy Bentley
  • Manjula Sickler Auckland DHB
  • Marie Doorbar
  • Nick Henry, NZ Council of Trade Unions
  • Paul Barber, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
  • Paula Eskett – Waimakariri Libraries
  • Rachel Dobric, New Zealand Climate Action Network
  • Rae Julian, Equality Network
  • Ronja Ievers, Hui E! Community Aotearoa
  • Sarah Morris, Office of the Children’s Commissioner
  • Stephen Goodman, Volunteer Service Abroad
  • Winston Roberts – National Library of New Zealand
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