From Conservation International to Marie Stopes International many of the world’s most effective environmental and health NGOs support Thriving Together. United Nations’ bodies like UNFPA and UNEP-WCMC have endorsed Thriving Together. National organisations form the bulk of supporters with more supporting organisations based in Africa than any other continent. Uganda and South Africa are particularly well represented.
This is a global campaign, from the Wildlife Trust of India and Path Foundation Philippines, to the Association Djibouti Nature and Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria, health and environmental organisations have come together so support the same text. It is hard to think of any other time when organisations as diverse as Maternity Worldwide and the World Land Trust, or the Endangered Wildlife Trust and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, or University College’s Institute for Global Health and the Global Ocean Trust could support the same statement.
In 2015, when the 193-Member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the Sustainable Development Goals as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world. However, “integration” is talked about much more than it is implemented. This is what is so different about the Thriving Together campaign. Organisations working in around 170 of those 193 countries have endorsed Thriving Together. We estimate that each year those organisations invest, collectively, an absolute minimum of over USD10 billion on reproductive health and conservation actions.