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Towards an Accountable, Inclusive and Participatory SDG Implementation That Leaves No One Behind

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In this interactive event, we will showcase concrete ways to reach the ‘supremely ambitious and transformational’ 2030 Agenda and the pledge ‘that no one will be left behind.’

Stakeholders from across sectors and regions will contribute to the event, demonstrating and reflecting on useful approaches and tools to contribute to ‘the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.’

This event will highlight the key learnings and advocacy demands on communities from the Global South. It aims to highlight the importance of ensuring the voices of the most vulnerable populations are heard, counted and included in SDG implementation at sub-national and levels. Illustrated by successfully applied approaches, we will showcase and discuss how locally generated evidence can be used as a complementary source in official SDG monitoring and accountability, helping to inform local and national levels of  planning and decision making to reduce inequalities and fight local drivers of vulnerability and marginalisation.

In this spirit, the meeting will demonstrate concrete ways forward to establish a strategic working partnership between duty bearers and civil society, jointly working towards a successful SDG delivery that leaves no one behind.

SDG symbols in an airport
Ensuring the most vulnerable populations are not left behind is critical to implementing the SDGs.

Location: Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, NY (2nd flr)
Date: Tuesday, 9 July 
Time: 1.15 – 2.45pm   
Facilitator: Wolfgang Jamann, International Civil Society Centre
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1:15 – 1:25 pm | Welcome & Introduction
Wolfgang Jamann, International Civil Society Centre

1:25 – 2:00 pm | Case examples
1. Research on SDGs and social integration in Vietnam – Hoang Phuong Thao, ActionAid Vietnam
2. ‘100 Hotspots’ initiative, India – Annie Namala, WNTA
3. Importance of an incisive process for CSO inclusion in Voluntary National Reviews – Zia Ur Rehman, AWAZ Pakistan/Action for Sustainable Development
4. Empowering communities through localisation of the SDGs – Stefan Jungcurt, IISD

2:00 – 2:10 pm | Q&A

2:10  - 2:40 pm | ‘Fishbowl’ discussion
Community-driven approaches as strategic means to realise the promise to “leave no one behind” in SDG implementation
Yongyi Min, United Nations Statistical Division
Rose Oluoch, SDG Kenya Forum
Mandeep Tiwana, Civicus
Birgitte Feiring, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Rotating hot seat for inputs from audience

2:40 – 2:45 pm | Summary and closing remarks
Wolfgang Jamann, International Civil Society Centre

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Event details

  • July 9, 2019

  • Church Center of the United Nations

  • 777 United Nations Plaza, NY – 2nd floor

  • Stefan Jungcurt


  • Register online