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:



 

 

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