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National Council for SDGs

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Introduction:

Digital transformation is rapidly changing the Government Infrastructure in Pakistan, which in turn is demanding corresponding strategies aligned with the global best practices. In the 2000 Global countries agreed to adopted uniform policies for vital development sectors like Health, education, culture etc. Under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which were finalized in the year 2015.Unfortunately Pakistan could not perform well in achieving the desire MDG’s to complete the unfinished agenda of MDGs for gaining optimum space of development in governance and transparencies, SDGs were initiated by the UN after getting consensus of all the members countries.

Basically SDGs are the agreed Global agenda for development in almost all sectors effecting positively or negatively efficiently. Since this is documented agenda by UN and all countries have signed it so Pakistan has very limited choice to ignore its importance.

Some of these 17 SDGs all focusing on basic human needs for example food, education and health while others are bringing in place eco-system which ensures an inclusive approach for all partners to work together.

169 targets of these SDGs very specifically defines the corresponding to be taken by relevant stakeholders along with corresponding indicators which ensures the documented progress in line with global based practices and time lines there is an urgent need in Pakistan to include all relevant stakeholders like Parliamentarian universities etc.to work together with the define road map and charted agenda. cross ponding there is a framework for SDGs where any entity can learned and contribute to achieve all above Pakistan council for SDGs has been established by Centre for Information Technology (CIT) Private limited 27-E Ali Plaza Faza-el-haq road blue area road Islamabad.

Council Pillars:

  • Contact programs for young people to organize reciprocal visits to different countries to help them gain an accurate understanding of peace in order to develop interaction between different cultures;
  • Discussions aimed at finding new approaches to solve problems that limit the progress of negotiations on demilitarization around the world;
  • Increasing the participation of older people in social activities;
  • Increasing the participation of women in promoting peace throughout the world;
  • Unification of humanity in the whole world
  • Other activities necessary to achieve the socially useful goals of the Council.
  • The main objectives and activities of the council are:
  • Development and implementation, social and other programs;
  • Implementation of charitable and humanitarian actions, provision of material and other support to the elderly, poor, orphans, people with disabilities and other persons and organizations;
  • Participation and holding as well as assistance in organizing various types of seminars, round table conferences, symposia, exhibitions, fairs, festivals, competitions;
  • Carrying out activities to increase the civic and social activity of young people
  • Rendering assistance to spiritual and moral education of the younger generation through familiarizing with culture and common human values;
  • Provision of financial and other support and allocation of grants to individuals and legal entities to carry out activities that contribute to implementation of the goals of the council;
  • Establishing and strengthening relationships with similar organizations;
  • Provision of support to strengthen freedom, democratic civil society.
  • Organizations of campaigns to collect donations for implementation of statutory goals;
  • Organization of cooperation and exchange of experience with stakeholders who will share the objectives of the Foundation;

Our Mission Statement:

Sustainable Development Goals are integrated sets of voluntary, universally applicable global goal statements organised by thematic areas, with time-bound, quantitative targets and a suite (dashboard) of indicators to be adopted at national level, that aim to Catalyze sound pathways to sustainable development, and to balance economic, social and environmental dimensions, and reflect the interconnections between them.

  • The application of the SDGs will reflect and enhance the principle of equity.
  • Their implementation will build capacity in backward areas to address identified issues in a lasting manner
  • The development of targets and indicators should incorporate the three dimensions of sustainable development.
  • Targets should also serve to characterize linkages between SDGs. An example of this is the linkage between water, energy and food security issues.

Property Of The National Council of SDGs

The Council own, uses and disposes of the property belonging to it in accordance with the goals and objectives defined in this Articles of Association.

Sources of formation of cash and other assets of the Council are:

  • Government grants;
  • Subsides from the UN Development Program;
  • Subsides from the World Health Organization;
  • Subsides from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization;
  • Subsides from UNESCO;
  • Charitable donations, including those of a targeted nature (charitable grants) provided by individuals and legal entities in cash or in kind;
  • revenues from resource mobilization activities (campaigns to attract philanthropists and volunteers, including organizing cultural, sporting and other mass events, conducting campaigns to collect charitable donations, selling property and donations received from philanthropists in accordance with their wishes) ;
  • receipts from lectures, exhibitions and other events held by the council;
  • funds and resource (financial, material, technical, etc) provided to the council by domestic and foreign individuals and legal entities in the form of sponsorships (donor) assistance and support;
  • income from statutory entrepreneurial activities;
  • receipts from the republican budget and extra-budgetary funds;
  • Income from the activities of business entities in which the council is a participant, shareholder or participates in any other capacity;
  • Volunteer work;
  • Other sources not prohibited by the legislation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
  • The National Council may accept any property in the form of tangible assets, intangible assets, intellectual and other contributions as a free voluntary contribution of any person.
  • Persons who in any form transfer property to the ownership of the Council after its formation do not acquire the rights of founders.
  • It is prohibited to transfer to the assets of the National Council as collateral.

Control over the Activities of the Council

The control over the financial activities of the council is carried out by the Auditor.

The auditor checks the financial and economic activities of the council for the year or in another period established by the decision of the Founder and submits its conclusion to the Founder.

Procedure for Making Amendments and Additions to the Articles of Association

Amendments and additions to the Articles of Association of the Council, as well as approval of a new version of the Articles of Association are made on the basis of a decision of the General Assembly. If one of the provisions of this Articles of Association becomes invalid, it does not affect the remaining Provisions. Changes and additions to the Articles of Association of the Foundation come into force from the moment of state re-registration.

Termination and Reorganization of the Council

  • Termination of activity of the Council can be carried out by its liquidation on reorganization in the form of merger, affiliation, division in accordance with the legislation of the Pakistan Republic.
  • Reorganization of the Council is carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Pakistan Republic.
  • The decision to liquidate the council is made by the General Assembly in accordance with the legislation of the Pakistan Republic.
  • The council may be liquidated:
  • If the property of the council is not enough to fulfill its objectives and the receipt of necessary property is not possible.
  • If the objectives of the national council cannot be achieved, and the necessary changes to the objectives of the council cannot be made.
  • In case of evasion by the council in its activities from the goals stipulated by the Articles of Association
  • In other cases, in accordance with the decision of General Assembly
  • In the event of liquidation of the council, its property shall be directed to the purposes specified in the Articles of Foundation of the Foundation.
  • The process of liquidation of the council is considered completed, and the council is terminated from the moment of making the corresponding entry in the state register of registration of legal entities.
  • Documents arising from the process of the council activities, in case of its liquidation, are stored and used in accordance with the Law of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the National Archival Fund of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Objective

  • To understand the global agenda 2030 initiated by United Nations.
  • To understand the seventeen SDGs and their 169 targets have become a globally approved and recognized roadmap for developing countries.
  • There is an urgent need for all public, private and government Organizations, bodies, entities and take appropriate steps for achieving the SDGs under the guidelines of planning Commission of Pakistan and the UN.
  • As an initiative to play an integral role of NGOs and our social responsibilities towards the achievement of Global agenda 2030.
  • To create awareness about SDGs in relevant stake-holders (Public and Private Organizations)
  • Help and assist the relevant Organizations to prepare their data in a form of secured web portal which could be subsequently fact in the dashboard of SDGs.
  • To bring in place an Eco system in Pakistan (with all partners of E-Pakistan) to achieve the targets of SDGs.
  • Need for global partnership /Linkages with grass root community for SDGs dashboard, framework and data base

Executive Board of the National Council of SDGs

  • Management of the current activities of the National Council is carried out by the Executive Board. The total number of members of the Executive Board is at least three members.
  • The remaining officers, other than the Founder / President, are elected by the General Assembly for a term of 4 years and may be re-elected once.
  • Meetings of the Executive Board held once a year.
  • The Executive Board shall independently develop the rules and regulations for the activities of the Executive Board.
  • The Founder / President is the official representatives of the National Council of SDGs, she/he chairs the meetings of the Executive Board and general meetings of the General Assembly of the Council.
  • President within his/her powers
  • Carries out operational and current management of the council;
  • Acts on behalf of the National Council without a power of attorney, represents it at all organizations, enterprises, institutions (including public and local authorities), both in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and abroad.
  • Within its competence, issues powers of attorney, concludes all types of transactions, including transactions approved by a decision of the General Assembly in accordance with provisions of the present Articles Of Association
  • issues orders and instructions on the activities of the council
  • ensures that the council achieves the goals for which it was established
  • makes proposals for amendments and additions to the Articles of Association of the council.
  • makes decisions about receiving donated movable and immovable property
  • controls the implementation by the council of the decisions of the General Assembly
  • approves internal documents defining relations within the Council
  • approves the financial plan of the council and making changes to it
  • makes proposals on reorganization of the council.
  • controls the compliance of the council with legislation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Articles of Association of the Council.
  • makes decisions on the transfer of the assets of the council for lease or for gratuitous use
  • opens settlement and other accounts with banks
  • manages of the assets of the council, including financial resources
  • organizes the work of staff of the council in accordance with the approval rules and procedures of internal labor regulations and policies
  • Recruits and dismisses employees of the Council, determines the condition of employment and remuneration of officials.
  • Makes decisions on participation or termination of participation in commercial organizations.
  • Reports to the General Assembly of the National Council on the statutory and financial activities of the council once a year
  • performs of any other actions necessary to achieve the objectives of the Foundation
  • The President solves all issues of the national council of SDGs activities, except for those that fall within the competence of the General Assembly
  • The President must immediately notify the Executive Board and the General Assembly of any threat to the material or financial situation of the council, or other circumstances that may cause such a threat.
  • The position of the President is paid. It independently determines and assigns operating staff, subject to approval by the Executive Board.
  • In the event of death or incapacity of an official, the Executive Board shall appoint a successor subject to approval by the General Assembly.

Partnership Organizations

  • NGOs/CSOs working at grass root level.
  • Youth Organizations
  • Women Chambers.
  • National/International Organizations working for promoting Solar Technologies in Pakistan.
  • Micro finance organization offering loans.

Our strategies to engage international organizations

Centre for information technology (CIT) is already engaged with number of international partners during last 10 years, these partners include organizations of united nation (UN) e.g (UNAPCIT/ITU etc.) and technology partners like……….and knowledge partners like ISSCA etc. based on our last 10 years’ experience with international partners we intended to engage them as collaboration partners in NC 4 SDGs. Since SDGs is a global agenda and all our presents’ organization and others “yet to become our partners” are already looking for their outreach partners to achieve their SDGs targets.

We are already approaching them to sign a MOU and define their TORS to work with NC 4 SDGs.

About national Framework of SDGs

As a global base practice every country is designing its own national framework which is a single point of guidance to all for contributing and monitoring there SDGs initiative. Normally these types of frameworks are like light house tower in the sea to give guidance about the direction of ship. This national framework of SDGs would be prepared in collaboration with all partner organizations.

National council for SDGs (NC 4 SDGs) would identify and document all previous efforts made in this regard and design a SDGs vice matrix which will serve as a basic document for preparing the national framework.

Need for Engaging All in NC 4 SDGs

Again as global base practice all segment society including school kids/universities/NGOs/Industries/colleges are being engaged in understanding and training of SDGs because this is a national response towards the basic needs of human beings and can only work with an ecosystem incompassing all needs and demands of all segments of society

Hence for NC 4 SDGs would address the challenging with the connective wisdom engaging all universities/schools/industries/NGOs. Need for engaging institutions like HEC which will help the SDGs academies all across Pakistan for awareness campaigns on implementing SDGs goals accordingly to the UN 2030 indicators.

Final Provisions

Issues not regulated by the present Articles of Association shall be regulated in accordance with the legislation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

SDGs details & targets