WFO in Beirut to Present the Sustainable Development Goals

Dr. Deisi Kusztra, WFO President and Mr. Isidro de Brito, WFO Vice President for Legal and Administrative Affairs are in Beirut, Lebanon, to hold a series of workshops, meetings and visits to present and explain the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The workshops and events are being organized in partnerhsip with Takaful for child welfare, a civil non profit institution concerned in childhood which services covers Lebanon (cities, villages, Palestinian gatherings and camps), Palestine (Gaza strip and west bank).


Planned Activities:

● Workshop with National and Local NGOs

● Field Visits:

MinistryofSocialAffairs Ministry of Health
Children Cancer Center
Children Skill Center ­ Bee Center Palestinian Refugee Camp
Syrian Refugee Camp
Local NGOs

Conceptual Framework:

1. Theme: Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable

Development ­ Mobilizing for Action.

2. Vision:

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development entered into force as a plan of action for people, planet, peace, prosperity and partnership, ensuring that no one is left behind, and to provide economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. Its effective implementation and results depends on a collaborative interaction between all stakeholders, mobilizing citizens of the world to break barriers, to raise awareness, to let people know about the Sustainable Development Goals and to include its activities on everybody, everyday lives.

3. Objectives:

Provide substantive information on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Targets.

Discuss the positive impact of the Sustainable Development Goals implementation at national and local level.

Provide participants with expert analysis on means to include and implement the SDGs on theirs everyday work.

Discusss trategies tointegratetheworkof NGO’s into a SDGs policy­making perspective and citizens mobilization at national and local level.

4. Expected Results:

Reach among participants an understanding about the SDGs.

Reach among participants a consensus on the benefits of supporting the inclusion and the implementation of the SDGs concepts and actions in theirs everyday work.

Introduce the concept of multi­stakeholders­Local Authorities, Community and Family ­ perspective of social public policies in the context of Sustainable Development promoting citizens mobilization.



The World Family Organization’s Agenda 2030 for Local Authorities, NGOs, Communities and Families Initiative is designed to introduce the SDGs to governments and non­governmental organizations who are dealing with emerging critical SDGs implementation issues by enhancing knowledge transfer and collaborative learning, enabling all stakeholders to include the concepts of SDGs on theirs everyday activities and to build awareness­raising social networks structures to strengthen local level citizens mobilization.