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We seek to generate advocacy for an enabling space that allows the full development of social organizations. RACI seeks the momentum to achieve this objective through the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the work around the legal and fiscal framework of the organizations in our country, the visibility of the main issues that affect CSOs through campaigns, communications, and advocacy events that involve the public and private sectors. In addition, RACI works to generate impact and promote social investment through different actors, such as foundations, cooperation agencies, and Local Private Social Investment.
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted the new Global Development Agenda 2015 – 2030, an action plan in favor of people, the planet and prosperity, which also intends to strengthen universal peace and the access to justice. This Agenda establishes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and calls on all sectors to collaborate to achieve them. In this sense, Civil Society Organizations, together with the State and the private sector, play a fundamental role in achieving compliance with the SDGs and each of their goals.
In recent years, RACI has been carrying out specific activities related to the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda, such as the Action/2015 and #LeaveNoOneBehind campaigns, or the Roundtable on SDG 16.
This platform has the objective of making the projects of all social organizations in Argentina visible, as well as their contribution to the fulfillment of the SDGs.
Within the framework of the activities of the G20 2018, whose presidency was held by the Argentine Republic, RACI served as Co-Chair of the Civil Society Affinity Group: Civil 20 (C20). In 2019, it led the Civil Society Enabling Environment working group at C20 Japan. RACI continues to participate actively in this space of global advocacy.
The promotion of improvements and modifications in the legal and fiscal framework is essential to allow the country’s organizations to exist and work freely. For this reason, RACI works, in conjunction with five other networks, in an initiative called Civil Society in Network, from which different actions and campaigns are promoted to change and improve the regulations that govern the activity of organizations.
One of our advocacy strategies is through the publication of communiqués and open letters, in which the different actors involved are challenged to improve the situation of social organizations. For example, when the mandatory isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic began, RACI saw that it was necessary to approach donors so that they understood the fundamental role that they should play at this time, redoubling their commitment to civil society.
At RACI we create multi sectoral meeting spaces, with the aim of generating, developing and strengthening the links between all the actors linked to sustainable development processes. In this way, we act as a bridge between the actors and promote the exchange of cooperation strategies. Through these instances, we seek to promote and expand the impact of the sector’s actions, as well as create inputs for advocacy.
Some examples of these meetings are our national dialogues, breakfasts with donors, and participation in the planning processes of different international organizations, such as the European Union and UN Argentina.