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Join us for an HLPF Side-Event and Reception organized by the 16+ Forum, the Global Alliance and the Pathfinders, in partnership with LexisNexis, TAP, and the UK Permanent Mission to the UN, and supported by a growing coalition of SDG 16+ Champions

Please note that the side-event is taking place at the ECOSOC Chamber (UNHQ), 6:15 - 7:30pm, followed by a reception at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice (320 E 43rd St), 7:30 - 9pm. Those planning to attend both events MUST RSVP for BOTH events by selecting the two options in the RSVP window.

Background

SDG16+ on peaceful, just and inclusive societies highlights two fundamental principles of the 2030 Agenda – ‘universality’ and ‘leave no one behind.’ SDG16+ targets are universal – all countries have room to improve on peace, justice, and inclusion. At the same time, SDG16+ targets draw attention to the needs of people, communities, and societies that face the greatest risk of being left behind due to violence, injustice, exclusion, and poor governance. To create the future that we want, we need to act together now to showcase ‘what works’ to achieve progress on SDG16+ at all levels, galvanize political will for investment in evidence-based actions, and empower all, including young people, to accelerate progress on SDG16+ and all of the SDGs.

Objectives:

  • Highlight the importance of SDG16+, its interlinkages to all SDGs, and as an enabler of the 2030 Agenda.

  • Celebrate successful national experiences of SDG16+ in action—including as highlighted in the VNRs.

  • Galvanize political will and forward-looking, multi-stakeholder commitments to accelerate SDG16+ implementation in the next four-year cycle of the 2030 Agenda.


Event format:

Opening remarks by Baroness Elizabeth Grace Sugg from the United Kingdom

Panel moderated by Mark Thompson, CEO, NY Times. Panelists include:

  • H.E. Ms. Nabeela Tunis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sierra Leone
  • Ms. Lynrose Genon, Youth Advocate and member of the 16x16 Initiative
  • Ms. Kim Haviv, Partner, White & Case
  • Ms. Florence Syevuo, SDG Kenya Forum
  • Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President, World Bank Group

Questions and remarks from the floor.

Closing remarks, Mr. Mourad Wahba, Acting Associate Administrator, UNDP

The reception at the Ford Foundation will feature remarks from the following:

  • H.E. Ms. Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders
  • H.E. Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • H.E. Fidelis Magalhaes, Minister for Legislative Reform and Parliamentary Affairs, Timor-Leste


**PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to attend the side event and do not possess a UN diplomatic or staff ID, you will require a special pass AND a government-issued form of identification to access the ECOSOC Chamber. Please RSVP using your first name and last name exactly as it appears on the government-issued ID to obtain a special pass.


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