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Linking Peace, Justice and Development through Good Governance in the SDGs

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Palais des Nations, Hall XIV

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This event focuses on the role of independent oversight bodies in promoting peace and security, the rule of law and justice, and SDG16.

About this Event

This session will focus on the crucial role of independent oversight institutions in delivering peace and security, rule of law and justice, and the good governance ambitions of SDG16. Highlighting the catalytic nature of SDG16 for the wider 2030 agenda, representatives of independent oversight bodies will showcase how their office’s work contributes to Sustainable Development Goal 16 and related targets (Agenda 16+).

National Human Rights Institutions, Ombudspersons, and similar bodies play a crucial role in preventing violence and crime, by investigating complaints and rectifying grievances, protecting and promoting human rights while also strengthening the good governance of peace and justice institutions. Panelists will share experiences and lessons learned that illustrate the centrality of accountable and effective national security and justice sectors that operate within a framework of democracy and the rule of law for the 2030 Agenda - and the role oversight bodies play in pursuing that outcome.

PROGRAMME

Moderator:

• Ambassador Thomas Guerber, Director, DCAF, Geneva

Opening:

• Mr. Erwin van der Borght, Director of Programs, IDLO, London

• Ambassador Thomas Guerber, Director, DCAF, Geneva

Speakers:

• Ms. Ghizaal Haress, Ombudsperson, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan (tbc)

• Mr. Roberto Herrera Cacéres, Ombudsperson, Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (tbc)

• The Hon. Florence Kajuju, Secretary-General, African Ombudsman & Mediators Association (AOMA); Chairperson, Commission on Administrative Justice, Nairobi, Kenya

Discussion >>

Concluding remarks:

• Nadia Isler, Director, SDG Lab, Office of the Director-General, United Nations Office Geneva (UNOG), Geneva

Light refreshments will be served from 10:45.

HOW TO REGISTER TO THIS EVENT?

All participants and speakers who do not have a valid UNOG grounds pass must register via the UNOG registration system INDICO. They will then receive a single badge valid from 4 to 8 November 2019 and will be able to attend all events of Geneva Peace Week 2019 held at the Palais des Nations.

Participants should still additionally register for each event via the Eventbrite webpage of the event.

REGISTRATION STEPS

In order to register, two steps are required:

Step 1: Create an account in INDICO (if you do not already have one)

Create an account in INDICO at the following link: https://reg.unog.ch/user/register

If you already have an account, please log in.

Please note that the UNOG online registration system works better with the following browsers: Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera.2)

Step 2: Register for the badge to the Palais des Nations through the following link: https://reg.unog.ch/event/30974/registration/

Registration will open on Monday 30 September 2019 and will remain open until the end of the Geneva Peace Week. We however encourage participants to register as early as possible. After registering, participants will first receive an email indicating that their registration is pending approval. Participants will then receive another email informing that their request has been approved or rejected. Participants must bring this confirmation (printed or electronic) in order to receive a badge.

Please note that your registration information will also be shared with the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (the key Facilitator Geneva Peace Week) for the purpose of compiling anonymous statistics on event attendance.

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