Papers 2023

SDG 16 at Halfway to 2030: Progress and Steps Forward and what can the Summit of the Future Achieve?

June 26, 2023

We have now reached the halfway point of Agenda 2030. The Secretary General’s annual review has described the situation as dire, with a desperate need for urgent transformative action.
SDG 16 was included in the SDGs as an enhancer, with the targets and indicators intended to closely interlink with the other SDG Goals. But how successful have governments been in implementing Goal 16 and using its interlinkages to enhance the adoption of other goals? How can Member States and other stakeholders step forward in the next 7 years.

8:45-9:00 am

Moderator and introductory comments Jan Gustav Strandenæs Senior advisor on governance and sustainability for Stakeholder Forum

Welcome: Felix Dodds, Director Multilateral Affairs. Rob and Melani Walton Sustainable Solutions Service (RMWSSS) Arizona State University

9:00-10:15 am – Panel 1 – How well has SDG 16 been implemented?

Moderator: Mrs. Claudia Maria La Rue, Counsellor Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN

Discussants

Sarah Rattray, Senior Adviser Human Rights representing the Governance and Rule of Law/Human Rights teams. Panel 1 Sarah

David Banisar, Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics – SDG 16 Progress – Midway to 2030 report.

Maggie Williams, Pathfinders – 2023 Pathfinders Report 

Ambassador Cornel Feruţă, Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN

 

 

 

Useful information

10:15-11:30 – Panel 2 – Summit of the Futures

Moderator Mr Wisnu Prabowo, First Secretary Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN

Yasser Baki, Deputy Head, Our Common Agenda Team Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) – on Summit for the Futures. Panel 2 Yasser

Mrs. Helena Kuzee, Deputy Permanent Representative of Namibia to the UN

Nudhara Yusuf, Research Assistant with the Global Governance, Justice & Security Program. Panel 2 Nudhara

Respondents:

  • Jeffery Huffines, Senior Advisor Coalition for the UN We Need & Together First
  • Marianne Beisheim, Senior Associate SWP – German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Useful information

11:30-12:45 pm – Panel 3 – SDG16 and Interlinkages

Moderator: Dr. Gabriela-Cornelia Horosanu, Diplomatic Counsellor Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN

Discussants:

Julia Kercher,  Interlinkages of SDG16 and other SDG Goals. Panel 3 Julia

David Banisar, Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE; Consultant to UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression. Panel 3 David

John Romano, TAP Network – Rome Civil Society Declaration and SDG16+ interlinkages. 

 

 

 

Useful information

12:45- 1:00 Next Steps and recommendations

Moderator Jan Gustav Strandenæs Senior advisor on governance and sustainability for Stakeholder Forum

Felix Dodds, Director Multilateral Affairs. Rob and Melani Walton Sustainable Solutions Service (RMWSSS) Arizona State University

Irena Zubcevic, Director Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future

Building Momentum for a Successful Interlinked set of UN Conferences and Events in 2023

January 10, 2023

Preparations for the major events in 2023 offer the chance to create an interlinked agenda that builds through the year.

This workshop would be a day long and would bring together the thinking around the 2023 UN Water Conference, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Mid-Term Review, the Financing for Development Heads of State Round Tables, the Food System Summit Stock-Take, the Heads of State 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (including the SDGs) Summit and the Global Stocktaking that will lead to COP28.

Session 1:  9:00-9:15 Introduction

Moderator: Charles Nouhan – Chair of Stakeholder Forum

Video links are on the name of the person.

  • Dr. M. K. Dorsey – The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service (RMWSSS) Chair (The Walton Chair) with a concurrent appointment as Professor of Practice in the College of Global Futures (CGF), Arizona State University.
  • Marion Barthelemy – Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA.
  • Johannes Cullman – Chief Science Advisor in the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly.

Session 2: 9:15-10:30 Integrating the COP28 Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement with the other major events in 2023.

Moderator: Meriem El Hilali – Counsellor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco.

November 30 to 12 Dec: UNFCCC COP28

Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Mohamed Khalil – Green Climate Fund

Session 3:  10:30-11:45 Linking the UN Water Conference with the other major events in 2023.

Moderator: Deputy Permanent Representative Mr.  Amriyo Bobozoda – Permanent Mission of Tajikistan to the United Nations

March 22 to 24th: UN Water 2023 Conference

Keynote Speaker: Aaron Salzberg – Director of the Water Institute and the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Sendai Review: Yogita Mumssen – Practice Manager of the Water GP’s Global Unit World Bank.
  • High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development in the GA: Alex Money – CEO of Oxford Earth Observation and faculty at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
  • Food System Summit Stock-Take: Peter G. McCornick – Executive Director, the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. PowerPoint
  • SDG Summit: Lotta Tahtinen – Chief of Outreach and Partnerships, Division for SDGs at United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
  • COP28 – Danielle Gaillard-Picher – Senior Water Specialist in Global Processes.FOG Volume 7 – Chapter 2, Dani Gaillard-Picher

Session 4: 11:45- 1:00 Linking the Food System Summit Stocktaking with the other major events in 2023.

Moderator: Counsellor Marco Romiti – Sustainable Development Coordinator at the Permanent Mission of Italy

July 24-28th: 2023 Food Systems Summit Stocktaking Moment

Keynote Speaker: Khaled Eltaweel – Coordinator of the United Nations Food Systems Hub FOG Volume 7 – Chapter 9, Dr. Khaled El Taweel. PowerPoint 

  • Water Conference: Lifeng Li – Director of FAO’s Land and Water Division.
  • Sendai Framework: Martin Frick – Director World Food Programme, Director WFP Global Office Germany (BER) and Office to the EU in Brussels (BRU).
  • High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development in the GA: Olav Kjørven – Senior Director of Strategy EAT.
  • SDG Summit: Meena Bilgi – Core Associate WOCAN (Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management), PowerPoint
  • COP28: Lasse Bruun – Director, Climate and Food at UN Foundation

1:00-2:00 Lunch

Session 5: 2:00-3:15 Ensuring that the General Assembly High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development builds on the major events in 2023.

Moderator: Zak Bleicher – Head of the IFAD New York Office.

September 21st: General Assembly High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development

Keynote Speaker: Shari Spiegel – chief, Policy Analysis & Development Branch, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). PowerPoint

  • Water Conference: David Boys – Deputy General Secretary Public Services International.
  • Sendai Framework: Marc Gordon – Senior Coordinator, Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework (MTR SF).
  • Food System Stock-Take: Nadine Gbossa – IFAD Director, Food Systems. PowerPoint
  • SDG Summit: Raymond Landveld – Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD

Session 6: 3:15- 4:30 Ensuring that the major events in 2023 pave the ground for the SDG Summit.

Moderator: Ambassador Cornel Feruţă – Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN.

September 19th-20th: Heads of State UN High-Level Political Forum review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Keynote Speaker: Patti Londono – Vice Minister in the Colombian Foreign Ministry.FOG Volume 7 – Chapter 5, Paula Caballero and Patti Londoño

Session 7: 4:30- 5:45 Integrating the Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction with the other major events in 2023.

Moderator: Ambassador Carlos Segura, Deputy Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations.   

May 18-19th: Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework (Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience)

Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Liz Thompson with responsibility for Climate Change, Small Island Developing States, and Law of the Sea and Deputy Speaker for the Barbados Senate.FOG Volume 7 – Chapter 8, Liz Thompson

Session 8: 5:45—6:00 Conclusions

  • Professor of Practice Felix Dodds, (Director of Research and Development Multilateral Policies and International Affairs, Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service (RMWSSS), Arizona State University (Adjunct Professor Water Institute, University of North Carolina).
  • Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA.

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