Papers from 2020

Papers for 2020
Workshop 1 – March 6th
Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development in cooperation with UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development
An expert meeting for addressing the
Reform of Second Committee and its implications for other UN GA Committees/Future of the QCPR
Session 1: Reform of Second Committee and its implications for other UN GA Committees
Addressing elements such as:
a) How can the Second Committee best align its work with the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development?
b) Is there a need to rationalize and streamline the agenda of the second committee and organize it in a more logical way?
c) How might the Second Committee and ECOSOC align better their work?
d) How can the Second Committee coordinate its work with other UN GA Committees to better contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda?
e) How can the Second Committee give political guidance on how to addressing the challenges to implement the SDGs?
Presenters:
Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA
Jimena Leiva Roesch, Senior Fellow at the International Peace Institute
Session2: Implementing the 2016 QCPR resolution
Presenters:
Rosemary Kalapurakal, Chief, Policy and Programming Branch, United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) Powerpoint:  Rosemary Kalapurakal Session 3 QCPR
Dra. Luciana de Rezende Campos Oliveira, Professora de Política Internacional Contemporânea da Faculdade de Direito e Relações Internacionais, Universidade Federal de Grande Dourados (Adjunct Professor at School of International Relations and Law, UFGD) – Power Point:luciana campos Session 3 march
Barbara Adams, is Chair of the Board of Global Policy Forum and Adjunct Professor at New School University, New York

Workshop 2 June 24th

The impacts of the COVID-19 Virus on global governance.

Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development in cooperation with UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development
An expert meeting for addressing the:

a. How should governments and intergovernmental bodies be open and transparent, responsive and accountable to the people they are seeking to protect.
b. What role should the UN have in an emergency at the global level? What standards does the UN have for states to release information?
c. What role should the UN have in an emergency at the national level?
d. How should these new emergency responses be funded?
e. How can vulnerable groups be protected?
f. What can the UN and the UN system do to help prevent medical and other emergencies or mitigate their impact when such emergencies do happen?
g. Can the UN convene the world (and itself) online in an effective way?
h. How can we ensure that the UN@75 fully recovers from the impact of COVID-19, financial, political and other?
i. What could be the UN’s own response to the UN Secretary-General’s ‘build back better’ call?
j. How COVID-19 should be reflected in VNR’s?

Moderator: Cristina Popescu, Diplomatic Counsellor Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations
Welcome remarks: Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA
Overview of agenda and objectives for the meeting: Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina
SESSION 1:

Closing the COVID-19 response transparency gap: David Banisar, Senior Legal Counsel & Head of Transparency, ARTICLE 19: Powerpoint presentation Session 1 David BanisarBackground paper: Viral Lies: Misinformation and the Corona Virus Coronavirus-final 
Resilient institutions in times of crisis: transparency, accountability and participation at the national level key to effective responses to COVID-19: David LeBlanc, Chief, Institutions for the Sustainable Development Goals, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government, UN-DESA. Powerpoint presentation Session 1 David LeblancBackground Paper: UNDESA Policy Brief Number 74 UNDESA paper
SESSION 2:
COVID19 and Voluntary National Reviews: Irena Zubcevic, Chief of Intergovernmental Policy and Review Branch, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA. Powerpoint presentation Session 2 Irena Zubcevic
SESSION 3
The United Nations And the COVID-19 Global Emergency: Georgios Kostakos, Executive Director Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS). Powerpoint presentation Session 3 Georgios Kostakos – Background Papers:

Workshop 3
Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development in cooperation with UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development
An expert meeting for addressing:
The imperative of combating corruption, illicit financial flows and recovering and returning stolen assets as a means for financing for development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

9:00-9:15 Welcome

Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina.

Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA

 9:15-10:20 Session 1: Opportunities and Challenges for UNGA Special Session on Corruption  

 Moderator:  Charles Nouhan, Chair Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future

 Presenters

Stefanie Holling, Division of Treaty Affairs United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

David Banisar, Head of Transparency, ARTICLE 19 Session 1 david Banisar ARTICLE 19 UNGASS FOG 11-20

Respondents

Mathias Huter, Managing Director, UNCAC Civil Society Coalition

10:20-10:25    Coffee break

10:25-11:30     Session 2: Recommendations of the High-Level Panel on International  Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity

 Moderator: Samuel Victor Makwe Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations

 

Presenters

Navid Hanif, Director, Director Office for Financing for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) United Nations Session 2 Navid Hanif FACTI interim report – presentation for friends of governance

 

Gillian Dell, Head of the Conventions Programme, Transparency International Session 2 Gillian Dell Friends of SDGs Panel. 30.11.20

Respondents

Pooja Rangaprasad, Director, Policy and Advocacy, Financing for Development (FfD)

Society for International Development (SID)

Prof Elizabeth David-Barrett, Governance and Integrity and Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex.

11:30-11:35     Coffee break

11:35-12:40     Session 3: 2021 HLPF Review of Goal 16 and how, illicit financial flows, including corruption, and governance will be addressed.

Moderator: Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, governance Advisor to Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future

Presenters

Ms Lakshmi Kumar, Policy Director at Global Financial Integrity

Ms Tonusree Basu, Deputy Director Open Government Partnershipanti-corruption

John Romano TAP Network Coordinator – Global SDG Accountability Report

Respondents

Priya Sood, Coordinator on behalf of the Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies is a coordinating platform for member states, private sector, CSO an UN agencies to strengthen evidence-based reporting, monitoring and measurement of SDG 16

Ruzanna Tarverdyan, Founding President The Geneva Consensus Foundation

12:40-1:00    Session 4: Final Reflections and Way Forward

Moderator and final comments:

Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina

Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA

Workshop 4
Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development in cooperation with UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development
An expert meeting for addressing:

Climate Change and governance preparing for Glasgow COP 2021

Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development in cooperation with the UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development

8:45-9:00: Welcome

  • Moderator and welcome: Meriem Hilali, Permanent Mission of Morocco to the United Nations
  • Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina.
  • Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA

9:00-9:30        Session 1: Challenges for Glasgow 2021

Mohamed Khalil, Government of Egypt

Geoffrey Lipman President at The SUNx Program and former ASG WTO

9:30-10:30      Session 2: – Natural Disasters and the Impact of Climate Change:

Moderator:    Christian Hannemann, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations

  • Ambassador Liz Thompson, the Permanent Representative of Barbados to the UN
  • Riyanti Djalante, Chair of Integrated Research on Disaster Risks (of ISC-UNDRR)  member of the UNDDR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism for the Sendai Framework Session 2 Riyanti Djalante Natrual Disasters

Respondents

  • Professor Catalina Spataru Head and Director of Islands Laboratory BSEER Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead Professor of Global Energy and Resources and lead for Belmont Forum funded project Governance of Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience for Sustainable Development
  • Meggan Spires, Senior Manager: Climate Change, Energy & Resilience in ICLEI – Local Government for sustainability Africa Office
  • Vahd Nabyl Achmad MulacheIa Counsellor Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN Counsellor Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN

10:30-10:35 Virtual Coffee break

10:35- 11:35   Session 3: – Do we need national ‘Coalition of the willing’ to help deliver the climate target?

Moderator:    Cristina Popescu, Diplomatic Counsellor Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations

  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, SDG Advocate and A Champion for Indigenous Peoples against Climate Change and Co-Chair, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change to the UNFCCC
  • Claire Mellier-Wilson, Global Citizens Assembly for COP26 Session 3 Claire Mellier-Wilson
  • Julie Cerqueira, Executive Director of the U.S. Climate Alliance

Respondents

  • Andrew Higham, Director, Plexus Strategy; Chief Executive, Mission 2020.
  • Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina.

11:35-11:40 Virtual Coffee break

11:40-12:50    Session 4– The challenges of Private Sector Financing of Climate Change – what can the Glasgow COP achieve?

Moderator: Makwe Samuel Victor, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations

Respondents

  • Paul Clement-Hunt, Founder, The Blended Capital Group
  • Santiago Lorenzo – Head of Sustainable Finance Climate Action Network
  • Zaheer Fakir, G77 and China Finance Coordinator

12:50-1:00      Session 5: Final Reflections and Way Forward

  • Moderator Meriem Hilali, Permanent Mission of Morocco to the United Nations 
  • Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina.
  • Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA

 



 

 

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