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11 JUL 2016
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference room 8
The Agenda 2030 calls for global thematic reviews to be conducted under the High Level Political Forum. Thematic reviews can allow for a crosscutting review of the goals and targets in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda as a package, rather than by looking at progress on individual goals only. To conduct a thematic review in that sense, will require the cooperation of many actors, including between UN Agencies and non-UN actors, in ways that allow for an exchange and an effective integration of different sources of knowledge and expertise. Including civil-society stakeholders in this process can help ensure that thematic reviews will go beyond purely quantitative and scientific assessments towards integrating context related and localized perspectives and knowledge. Including localized knowledge in the general review and follow up of the 2030 Agenda will be essential to safeguard that no one is left behind. This Side Event will invite representatives from Member States, UN Organisations, ministries, science and academia, civil society and the private sector to discuss the potential framing and set-up of an integrated, inclusive and participatory thematic review in support of the HLPF. Drawing onto the mandates and expertise of the hosting organisations and our speakers the event will take on a natural resources framing. Concrete examples, will be presented to better define the specific set-up and feasibility of such reviews and their potential contribution to the HLPF. The options presented can be further developed and applied to other thematic and cross-cutting areas of the 2030 Agenda. In the course of the discussion the outcomes of a High Level Event on ‘Thematic Reviews for an integrated, inclusive and participatory Follow-Up & Review of the 2030 Agenda’ 7-8 July in New York City, US will be presented