Discussing during the PaRD GAM in South Africa. © GIZ/PaRD by Maurice Weiss

Partnership Principles

All people and decision-makers are addressed by the 2030 Agenda. It calls everyone to action. PaRD is the embodiment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 17, “Partnerships for the Goals.” It strives to “strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development”. Under the special scope of target 17.16, “Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilise and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries,” PaRD contributes to the SDGs.

PaRD operates under the human rights framework and the assumption that inclusion and freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief (FoRB) is an integral part and a horizontal theme in the nexus of religion and development. PaRD takes a constructive approach to FoRB based on good practices, shedding light on its reciprocal relationship to sustainable development and humanitarian aid.

PaRD members are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and identify with the following guiding principles:

Relevance Supporting contributions to the 2030 Agenda 
Human Rights Commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 
Respect Promoting respect for freedom of thought, conscience, religion, religious or secular beliefs, and for scientific findings 
Inclusion and Diversity Culture of inclusion of all forms of diversity, especially in religious, regional, age, and gender representation 
Transparency Clarity of governance structure and decision-making 
Reciprocity Mutually beneficial exchanges between members 
Intellectual ownership Recognition of the intellectual ownership of members’ contributions 
Non-profit–making Programmes, products, and publications have no commercial purpose and are available to all members

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