“We the peoples” are the celebrated opening words of the Charter of the United Nations. It is “we the peoples” who are embarking today on the road to 2030. Our journey will involve Governments as well as parliaments, the United Nations system and other international institutions, local authorities, indigenous peoples, civil society, business and the private sector, the scientific and academic community – and all people. Millions have already engaged with, and will own, this Agenda. It is an Agenda of the people, by the people and for the people – and this, we believe, will ensure its success.*
*(Paragraph 52 of A/RES/70/1. “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, https://undocs.org/en/A/RES/70/1).
Given the participatory and inclusive nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the participation of all relevant actors is encouraged: Member States, specialized agencies, United Nations funds and programs, relevant global, regional and subregional organizations, as well as civil society organizations, academia and the private sector.