This event, organized by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and partners (to be confirmed) will focus on a gender-equitable recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically in the North American region. It will bring together civil society and government officials to discuss a range of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), all closely tied to the human rights dimensions of COVID-19 response and recovery, includDG 1ing S on ending poverty, SDG 3 on good health, SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth and SDG 13 on climate action. The North American region is a key player in sustainable development processes, particularly given its relationship with the Global South.
This event will bring together representatives from the United States and Canada to discuss advancement and implementation of the 2030 Agenda domestically, regionally and internationally. Speakers will focus on the gender dimensions of the SDGs under review at this year’s HLPF, as well as their intersections with SDG 5 on gender equality. They will also reflect on North American presence and outcomes at the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) --a champions-only space hosted by UN Women and the governments of France and Mexico to advance commitments to gender equality and women’s rights worldwide. Speakers will discuss the intersections and interrelatedness of gender and sustainable development processes across North America, and how the U.S. and Canada can be effective, considerate partners to other member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda.