High-level Political Forum 2019
Heads of state and government will convene during the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place from July 9-18 in New York City, to review the 2030 Agenda for the first time since it was presented in September 2015.
During the HLPF, which will focus on “empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality,” CIC and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies will be co-hosting events related to SDG16+.
Gender Arms Control: Leveraging the 2030 Agenda to Promote Peace | July 12, 12:30–2:30 p.m. | Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, Auditorium
This event will discuss ways of further linking SDG5 and SDG16 in the framework of regional approaches to arms control. Experts will share experiences in the arms control and disarmament field, lessons learned from regional roadmaps for comprehensive small arms and light weapons control. The event will also outline a path forward and build on the expertise within the African Women’s Leader Network and others in reaching the goals of the African Union’s Plan of Action to “Silence the Guns in Africa until 2020.”
Please RSVP by emailing bf1315[at]nyu.edu.
This event is organized by the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, Pathfinders, African Women Leaders Network (AWLN), and the African Union.
Justice for All | July 15, 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Millennium Hotel, One United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
This event will showcase the findings of the Task Force on Justice’s flagship ‘Justice for All’ report, encouraging countries and other stakeholders to make acceleration commitments putting people at the heart of justice systems around the world. Participants will hear remarks from the co-chairs of the Task Force on Justice and other senior representatives. This event will also feature the 2019 prize ceremony for the Namati Grassroots Justice Award.
A networking reception will follow.
Please register here.
This event is organized by the Pathfinders' Task Force on Justice, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Argentina to the UN, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the UN, The Elders, Namati, and the Open Society Justice Initiative Justice.
SDG16+ and the Future We Want | July 16, 6:15–7:30 p.m. | UN Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber
How do we create the future we want that incorporates peace, justice, and inclusion for all?
This high-level side event aims to showcase ‘what works’ to achieve progress on SDG16+ at all levels, galvanize political will for investment in evidence-based actions, and empower all to accelerate progress on SDG16+. The event will focus on the importance of SDG16+, its interlinkages to all SDGs, and as an enabler of the 2030 Agenda.
Please register here.
This event is organized by Pathfinders, Global Alliance, 16+ Forum, TAP Network, LexisNexis, and United Kingdom Mission to the UN.
SDG16+ and the Future We Want: Reception | July 16, 7:30–9:30 p.m. | Ford Foundation (Reception), 320 E 43rd St, 10017
The Commitments Reception will follow the event SDG16+ and the Future We Want. It will present an opportunity for member states, international organizations and stakeholders to exchange knowledge of successful policies advancing social, economic and political inclusion and peace, as well as galvanize forward-looking commitments to accelerate the progress towards achieving SDG16+ targets. It will aim to create a tangible outline for the delivery of these commitments that could be used to measure progress towards SDG16+ over the next SDG cycle.
This event is organized by Pathfinders, Global Alliance, 16+ Forum, TAP Network, LexisNexis and United Kingdom Mission to the UN.
Building Momentum on the Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion | July 17, 9:00–11:00 a.m. | Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, 335 E. 45th St.
This high-level side event aims at deepening engagement and support amongst member states and key stakeholders working to build more equal and inclusive societies. Participants will showcase examples of successful policy initiatives undertaken by a number of countries and stakeholders to deal with rising inequality and exclusion. Examples of international and national implementation and commitment, with a focus on innovative approaches, visions, models, and tools that member states have developed will be highlighted, and a new 'challenge paper' on the grand challenge of inequality and exclusion will be launched.
Please register here.
This event is organized by Pathfinders and the Governments of Korea, Sweden, Tunisia and Indonesia.
SDG16 in Conflict Affected Situation; Ambition vs Reality | July 17, 1:15–2:30 p.m. | UN Headquarters, Conference Room A
This side event brings together conflict-affected countries and aims to transform their shared history of fragility into a mutually-beneficial engagement on their way to development. During this event, member states will present a summary of findings of 20 indicators and their VNR, highlighting progress on implementing SDG 16, and share challenges they have encountered in the process. Participants will identify common trends, successful strategies and effective policies for peaceful statebuilding, economic and social development that can be implemented in the context of conflict-affected countries.
Please RSVP by emailing rsvp[at]afghanistan-un.org.
This event is organized by NYU CIC, g7+ Secretariat, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Permanent Mission of Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Permanent Mission of Timor-Leste, and the Permanent Mission of Korea.
- DCAF-NYU CIC expert roundtable on the role of independent oversight bodies in SDG 16.6 and 16.A | July 18, 8:00–10:00 a.m. | Millennium Hotel, One United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
This event will focus on the role of independent oversight bodies in achieving SDG 16.6 and 16.A. Breakfast will be served at 8:00am. The expert roundtable starts at 8:30am.
Registration details will be available soon.