The HLPF will take stock of where we are in terms of SDG progress and identify challenges and gaps in SDG achievement. Speakers will bring various perspectives on the follow up and review of implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

The theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth is the following:

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

SEI experts will take part in the event, contributing to the discussions on policy coherence and orderly migration.

Expert group meeting on optimizing SDGs implementation in the framework of integration and policy coherence

Date: July 12
Organized by: OECD

The implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 requires strategic policy prioritization, resource allocation and political investment by national governments, in close consultation with all relevant stakeholders. Making these decisions, in turn, requires careful analysis of the interlinkages, nexus areas, synergies and trade-offs among the SDGs, with the aim to identify areas of intervention that would maximize the SDGs achievement.

The expert group meeting aims to bring government policymakers and representatives from the civil society and the UN system to identify tools, institutional mechanisms and strategies to effectively analyze and address these interlinkages and trade-offs with a view to developing most optimal policy interventions for the SDGs in the framework of integrated approaches and policy coherence. Among them, will be Ivonne Lobos, SEI Research Fellow from Latin America Center, who will be speaking about support tools for policymakers and present the work on SDGs interaction analysis done in Colombia.


Building inclusive, healthy and resilient communities through agroforestry

Date: July 11

Organized by: UNDP, Agroforestry Network

In this lunch-time event, representatives from governments, UNDP, research institutions, and the Agroforestry Network highlight the benefits of agroforestry as a solution for people, planet and prosperity. The event highlights the latest agroforestry advances between migration, resilience, gender equality and climate. Vi Agroforestry presents on-the-ground examples from Uganda where Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian work go hand in hand to strengthen the resilience of societies to the effects of climate change while providing food and income and strengthening women’s, and families’, economic empowerment.

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