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2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development — A Good Or Bad Start? Civil Society Reflection Group Report Launch: Spotlight On Sustainable Development 2016
Monday, 11 July 2016
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference room D

Side Event

Independent monitoring and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its structural obstacles and challenges are key factors for the success of the SDGs. Can the 2030 Agenda be achieved without a global approach to taxes? Can it be assessed without promoting human rights and addressing the responsibilities of the rich and powerful? Can it be reviewed without looking at climate change, illicit financial flows, conflicts, and trade and investment agreements? Can it be measured with a single number? with 300 of them? or we need a new kind of dashboard to monitor sustainability?

These and other questions have been tackled by a global alliance of civil society organizations and networks in their first “Spotlight Report.” The report also focuses on the fulfilment of the 17 goals, with civil society reports from around the world, focusing on inequalities, means of implementation and systemic issues.

Key findings and recommendations will be presented in this launch of the global Spotlight Report.

Speakers: Barbara Adams (Social Watch), Jens Martens (Global Policy Forum), Ziad Abdel Samad (Arab NGO Network), Chee Yoke Ling (Third World Network), Sandra Vermuyten (Public Services International), Meera K Arunananthan (Council of Canadians), and others.

Organizers: Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), Social Watch, Third World Network, Global Policy Forum, with support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung