High-Level Political Forum 2016: Invitation – Launch “Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2016”



2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A Good or Bad Start?

Civil Society Reflection Group Report Launch: Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2016

Date: July 11, 2016, 6:15-7:30 pm

Venue: Conference Room D in the UN Conference Building, New York

Independent monitoring and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its structural obstacles and challenges are key factors for the success of the SDGs. It is for this reason, a global alliance of civil society organizations and networks has agreed to produce an annual Spotlight Report assessing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the structural obstacles in its realization. The report puts a spotlight on the fulfillment of the 17 goals, with a particular focus on inequalities, responsibility of the rich and powerful, means of implementation and systemic issues.

What are currently the main obstacles to achieving the SDGs? Are there transnational spill over effects that influence or even undermine the implementation of the goals? Are the current policy approaches, as they are reflected, inter alia, in the 2030 Agenda, an adequate response to the challenges and obstacles (or are they part of the problem)? What has to be done? Which specific policy changes (at international level) are necessary?

At the side event key findings and recommendations of the global Spotlight Report will be presented.

Speakers: Barbara Adams (Social Watch), Jens Martens (Global Policy Forum), Ziad Abdel Samad (Arab NGO Network), Chee Yoke Ling (Third World Network), Sandra Vermuyten (Public Services International), Meera K Arunananthan (Council of Canadians), and others.

Organizers: Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), Social Watch, Third World Network, Global Policy Forum, with support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Please RSVP by 10 July 2016 to gpf@globalpolicy.org

Contributing Partners of the report:

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