Time to Deliver the 2030 Agenda: A Geneva Seminar on Galvanizing Global Action

Time to Deliver the 2030 Agenda: A Geneva Seminar on Galvanizing Global Action

4 November 2016, Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Organized by New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, with the support of the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Switzerland to the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva

In Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world’s leaders hail the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets as “supremely ambitious and transformational.”

The new agenda demands a shift in structure, strategies and tools for delivery. New partnership approaches will be needed, with SDG17 underlining that countries will take primary responsibility for SDG implementation, but calling for multi-stakeholder partnerships to mobilize and share the knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources that are needed to deliver the goals.

In February 2016, a seminar in New York, co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Switzerland to the United Nations in New York and the Center on International Cooperation, brought together member states to explore delivery challenges.

In July, at the High-level Political Forum, a major new report was launched that drew on this seminar’s findings: Turning Ambition into Reality: Platforms and Partnerships for Delivering Agenda 2030.

This interactive seminar in Geneva will deepen the debate on transformative delivery of Agenda 2030, drawing on the skills and perspectives of member states, international organizations and other actors in Geneva.

It will:

  • Present key findings from the Turning Ambition into Reality report, debating opportunities for more effective partnership approaches to delivering Agenda 2030 priorities.
  • Highlight examples of effective implementation at international, national and sub-national levels, with a focus on innovative approaches, visions, models and tools.
  • Focus on the role of Geneva as a hub of expertise and collaboration for galvanizing action to deliver Agenda 2030.

The seminar will be by invitation only and is designed for a small group of senior participants who wish to take part in an interactive debate. Numbers will be limited to 45 participants.

Presentations will be kept to a minimum to ensure that all participants are able to make a full contribution to the session. The organizers will contact confirmed participants ahead of time to brief them on their participation and will invite a small number to lead discussion, ensuring that key themes, such as jobs and inequality, health and peaceful societies are fully covered.

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