UNGA CONFERENCE 2019
TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD: INCLUSIVE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT for ALL
The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) is organizing its annual UNGA Conference “Transforming our World: Inclusive Social Development for All” on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, in the margins of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The UNGA Conference 2019 will focus on the central themes of achieving inclusive social development, youth empowerment, and human rights for sustainable development.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 recognizes the important role of inclusive social development, in particular SDG Goal #16, by “promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” The United Nations has recommended the governments, the private sector, and the civil society to join their efforts to develop, implement, and evaluate inclusive social development policies for sustainable development. In addition, the promotion of democratic values, protection of human rights, and ensuring rule of law and access to justice are essential indicators for sustainable development. Despite significant progress achieved by governments worldwide, some vulnerable people and marginalized groups suffer from conflicts, violence, and inequalities that prevent social and economic development at the national and regional levels.
The participation of the different stakeholders in the UNGA has a significant effect in achieving the sustainable development goals with higher levels of outcomes. The UNGA Conference encourages all stakeholders including the UN Members States, the private sector, the civil society, academics, and experts to take active participation with innovative ideas and practices. The Conference aims at creating an open platform for all stakeholders to discuss pressing global issues about the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, offer innovate solutions to common challenges, promote best practices to advance tangible results in achieving the sustainable development goals with 17 goals and 169 targets. It is important to highlight that the Agenda 2030 requires a holistic approach rather than fragmented methods for concrete actions with measurable outcomes to ensure no one is left behind.
Goals and Objectives
The UNGA Conference seeks to create a platform for stakeholders from different backgrounds to debate on how to transform our world through inclusive social development, youth empowerment, and respect for human rights and the rule of law, based on the UN Global Agenda 2030. The Conference outputs will include the adoption of a high-level statement offering policy recommendations about how to address current issues concerning youth participation in decision-making, equal opportunity for education and employment, and access to public services for all citizens as part of the UN Agenda 2030. In addition, UNGA Conference 2019 will propose a framework for action plan to follow-up on outcomes of the conference and build global partnership and collaboration in field projects.
Themes and Subtopics
Under the main theme of “Transforming Our World: Inclusive Social Development for All”, the UNGA 2019 Conference will include the following themes and subtopics;
Panel 1 Inclusive Social Development in achieving the Global Goals 2030
Panel 2 Advancing Youth through Social and Economic Empowerment
Panel 3 Protection of Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights
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