UNGA CONFERENCE 2016
TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD
Sustainable Development Goals to Ensure: ONE IS LEFT BEHIND
08:30 – 09:30 AM Breakfast
09:45 – 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks
10:00 – 10:30 AM Opening Session: Global Stakeholders in Agenda 2030
10:30 – 11:50 AM Panel 1: Financing the SDGs – Who will pay for it?
The revitalized Global Partnership in the Agenda 2030 will facilitate an intensive global engagement in support of implementation of all the goals and targets, bringing together Governments, civil society, the private sector, creative industries, the United Nations system and other actors to mobilize all available financial resources. The International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa, developed concrete policies and actions to be part of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. Following this important meeting, UNGA Conference 2016 “Panel 1: Financing the SDGs” aims to highlight how private financing and the Public-Private Partnership will act as a vital resource across all sectors of society.
11:50 – 12:00 PM Coffee Break
12:00 – 01:30 PM Panel 2: Leaving No One Behind
Utmost importance in the Agenda 2030 is to not only to state the targets but also to indicate the means of implementation in the society. MDG history clearly showed that in order to be able to transform the world, promote social inclusion, eradicate poverty and thus promote sustainable social development, the stakeholders should all work together hand in hand. In this respect, the UNGA Conference 2016 “Panel 2: Leave No One Behind” will draw attention to the fact that the Global Goals are interrelated and comprehensive, thus it needs the commitments of all the elements in the action plan so that no one is indeed left behind.
01:30 – 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Piano Performance by Paul Knight
02:00 – 03:20 PM Panel 3: Climate Change
Climate change is inevitably hindering the sustainable development as it creates variations in either the mean state of the climate or in its variability. It may be due to natural internal processes or external forces, or to persistent anthropogenic changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use. Climate Change is in the list of the most urgent actions that the stakeholders should take to limit it’s the consequences. In this regards the recent Paris Agreement is a means of getting the Member States to legally bind on a set of commitments aimed at action oriented promises. UNGA Conference 2016 “Panel 3: Climate Change” will gather the civil society organizations with the Member States to discuss the role of voluntary initiatives that could assist governments in keeping their global commitments.
03:20 – 03:30 PM Coffee Break
03:30 – 05:00 PM Panel 4: Peace & Security for Sustainable Development
Peace and Security is a prerequisite for the Sustainable Development. The Global Goals underlines the need of building secure societies that provides peaceful access to justice and respect for human rights. On the other than, good governance and accountable institutions are also needed for peace building. Stakeholders` cooperation in supporting post-conflict states, especially women, children and elderly, is crucial. In this respect, CSO`s role of embracing all the sectors of society is very important. UNGA Conference 2016 “Panel 4: Peace and Security as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development” will be a platform where stakeholders will reiterate their commitments to take further effective measures and actions, in conformity with international law, to build peaceful and secure countries.
05:00 PM Closing Remark