About this handbook
This handbook aims to provide guidance to civil society organisations (CSOs) on how to engage with parliaments and parliamentarians to promote, support and track the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda). The 2030 Agenda is not solely a government agenda and cannot be delivered by governments alone. Civil society actors can position themselves as partners along with other stakeholders to help make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. While operating at different points in the political spectrum, legislatures and CSOs both contribute to national development and can support each other in helping to realise the SDGs.