Papers 2022

The First workshop of 2022 focused on: From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development for All in a COVID-19 Transformed World.

Enabling input to the Seventh Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) to be held in Bali from 23-28 May

Programme for Friends of Governance Workshop
April 25th – 8:45- 1:00pm New York time (EST)
The workshop was hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia on behalf of the
Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development and the Group of Friends of Disaster Risk Reduction in cooperation with the UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

8:45-9:00 Welcome

Moderator: Yvonne Mewengkang, Counsellor Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia

Ambassador Mohammad Koba, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia. (Opening remarks).

Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR.

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

9:00-10:00 Session 1: Financing for disaster risk reduction and risk-informed investing in support of the SDGs

Moderator: Felix Dodds, University of North Carolina 

Presenters:

  1. Diana Diaz, UNEP Finance Initiative. Session 1 speaker 1 Diana Diaz – UNEP FI
  2. Paul Clement Hunt, Blended Capital
  3. Paul Hudson, University of York. session 1 speaker 3 Paul Hudson

Respondents:

  • Sofie Sandström, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations.
  • Christine Bailey, Counsellor for Economic Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations.
  • Oche Agbo, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations.

10:00-10:55    Session 2: Integrating disaster risk reduction in poverty reduction, sustainable development, and efforts to address climate change, threats to biological diversity, as well as in the humanitarian, development and peace nexus

Moderator: Anne-Sophie STEVANCE, Senior Science Officer International Science Council.

Presenters:

  1. John Handmer, Senior Scientific Adviser at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis). Session 2 John Handmer
  2. Arjan Van Houwelingen, Chief, Strategic Policy and Public Affairs at World Animal Protection. Session 2 Speaker 2 Arjan van Houwelingen

Respondents:

 10:55-11:00 Virtual Coffee break

 11:00-11:55    Session 3: How to address vulnerability and vulnerable groups, including the vulnerable 91 – LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS

Moderator: Nirupam Dev Nath, Minister Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations

Presenters:

  1. Riad Meddeb, Director at UNDP Global Centre on Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development UNDP. Session 3 speaker 1 Riad Meddeb
  2. Kristen Downs, University of North Carolina. Session 3 speaker 2 Kristen Downs

Respondents:

  • Gary Lawrence, Director, Sustainable and Resilient Strategies at WRI

 11:55-12:50    Session 4: The future of DRR with a specific focus on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework (the elements on food security, energy and water management can be feature in this segment) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development mid term review

Moderator:  Dr. Meriem El Hilali, Counsellor Permanent Mission of Morocco to the United Nations.

Presenters:

  1. Bijay Kumar, Executive Director, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster  Reduction and Rebecca Murphy GNDR’s Policy Lead.  Session 4 speaker 1 Bijay and Rebecca
  2. Irina Feygina American Psychological Association. Session 4 speaker 2 Irina Feygina April 25 2022
  3. Tanjir Hossain Global Resilience Advisor for Action Aid

Respondents

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

 Moderator: Ricardo Ruru, First Secretary Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia

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

Toni-Shae Freckleton,Chief, New York Liaison Office, UNDRR

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

Workshop 2 October 4th 2022

Preparing the ground for the SDG Summit in 2023 

Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Romania on behalf of the 

Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development  

in cooperation with the 

UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development 

The agenda for 2023 is a critical one as it will host key  UN events, culminating in the SDG Summit. 

The second ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – SDG Summit’ will be held in September 2023.  It will take an honest look at the world’s situation regarding the SDGs, notably the dramatic impacts of COVID-19 and other crises on many SDGs.  It will provide policy guidance and recommendations and identify new issues to regain the lost ground and move on to a track of accelerated progress towards realizing the 2030 Agenda.  It should be a summit about not only review but above all about implementation.  Its one-year preparatory process will be used to generate transformative actions and initiatives by all actors to achieve the SDGs.  Its declaration will be informed by the assessment of independent scientists, in the form of the Global Sustainable Development Report, and the Secretary-General’s SDG progress report as well as the wealth of experiences by countries and stakeholders. 

The Medium-Term Review of the ‘Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030)’ will take stock, identify emerging issues, uncover context shifts, and build coherence with other frameworks, to better address the systemic nature of risk and so realise regenerative and sustainable development. Since it was agreed in 2015, we have seen an acceleration of the impacts of climate change. The Sendai review offers a chance to focus on building back better. 

The first review of the outcomes from the ‘Food System Summit’ will also take place in 2023 The world’s food systems are fragile, unexamined and vulnerable to collapse, as millions of people around the globe have experienced first-hand during the COVID-19 crisis.  

This workshop will aim to conduct an initial reflection on the preparations for the SDG Summit, which are under the leadership of the President of the 77th session of the General Assembly, and on what the Summit can achieve and how.  It will also consider how other processes, notably the Sendai Mid-term review and the review of the Food Systems Summit, can help to identify priorities and contribute to the SDG Summit. The workshop will also reflect on lessons that can be learned from past events on sustainable development for preparing the SDG Summit.   

Agenda (all suggestions at this point) 

9:00-9:15 Welcome:  

Moderator and welcome: Ambassador Cornel Feruță, Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations  

  • Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor Water Institute, University of North Carolina  
  • Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA  

9:15-10:30 Building on lessons from the past: from the 1992 Earth Summit to Rio+20 

Moderator: Meriem El Hilali, Diplomatic Counsellor Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations  

  • From the 1992 Earth Summit to Rio+20: What is the legacy? – Nitin Desai, Secretary General of WSSD  
  • From Agenda 21 and Local Agenda 21 to SDG localization and the voluntary local reviews (VLRs) – Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI World Secretariat  
  • Key lessons from the development of the Sustainable Development Goals – Patti Londoño  former Deputy Minister Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
  • Paris Climate Agreement 2015 – Andrew Higham, former Director UNFCCC  
  • The HLPF under the Auspices of the General Assembly: Mandate and Potential – Marianne Beisheim Senior Associate at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), the German Institute for International and Security Affairs Beisheim SDG Summit 2023.pptx

10:30- 11:45 Aiming high: what the SDG Summit can achieve?   

Moderator: Oche Agbo, Expert, Second Committee, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nation . 

  • Johannes Cullman Team Leader for Sustainable Development in the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly  
  • Political Declaration of the 2019 SDG Summit – Olof Skoog, facilitator of the Declaration and Ambassador, EU Delegation to the UN in New York 
  • Åsa Persson, PhD, member of the 2023 UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), Stockholm Environment Institute  Åsa Persson – GSDR 2023 for Group of Friends_Persson_4 Oct 2022.pptx

Moderator: Ulrich Nicklas Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations 

11:45-12:45 How can the SDG Summit build on synergies with other events? 

  • Stockholm + 50 – Ambassador Magnus Lennartsson, Deputy Permanent Representative of the government of Sweden to the UN 

12:45–13:00 Closing reflections 

Moderator Andreea Mocanu, Political Counsellor at the Permanent mission of Romania to the United Nations  

  • Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA 
  • Charles Nouhan, Chair, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future  

 

 

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