We have kept the pressure on the problem parties to live up to the two key principles at the heart of the Good Friday Agreement: an inclusive democracy and a lawful society.
And we have succeeded in undoing a lot of the damage done to the Agreement by the flawed Sinn Fein /DUP Comprehensive Agreement of 2004.
But there is more work to do. The SDLP will continue to stand strong for the Good Friday Agreement and seek its full implementation and development, including delivery of commitments in the Agreement and St. Andrews on:
The SDLP remains equally committed to keeping pressure on all paramilitary groups - loyalists and dissident republicans - to decommission all their weapons and end all activity.
See our proposals for further North South engagement "SDLP submission to the North South Review Phase II: future developments of North South", "North South: No Going Back, Full Steam Ahead" and "North South Makes Sense"