A087 Collect Data on Meeting Sustainable Development Goals

Final Status: Concurred as Substituted

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church, direct the Office of Global Partnerships to facilitate the creation of a churchwide data survey with Episcopal members, entities and partners and to collect data on participation in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a measure of how The Episcopal Church contributes to meeting these goals; and be it further

Resolved, That the Episcopal Church has continually worked to eradicate poverty in response to Jesus’ call to care for the least of these, a mandate of our Gospel; and be it further

Resolved, That the Church recognize that since the eradication of poverty is the main goal of the SDGs, our work aligns naturally with these goals to which we already contribute because of our faith’s call to action; and be it further

Resolved, That the current SDG framework, as established by Agenda 2030 adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and endorsed by our Church that same year, is set to conclude in 2030 and consequently, the United Nations will be collecting data to determine how these goals have been met; and be it further

Resolved, That the Episcopal Church Representative to the United Nations engage with the United Nations processes to collect data and report on The Episcopal Church’s engagement with the United Nations; and be it further

Resolved, That data collected be shared publicly as a means to encourage and ignite further participation across the Church, inform future action and that the progress towards this data collection be reported to the 82nd and 83rd General Conventions for such uses; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention request the Executive Council to allocate $25,000 for the development of the survey and the report.