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Inter-Regional Workshop on SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Inclusive Institutions

13 March 2018
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

International IDEA, together with the United Nations Office in Geneva and the Community of Democracies, are organizing the Inter-Regional Workshop on SDG 16 to be held on 13 March 2018, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together international and regional organizations, as well as governments, civil society and grassroots organizations, practitioners and experts in the field, to discuss the main challenges, opportunities and successes in the achievement of peaceful, just and inclusive societies, where the rule of law and accountable institutions can serve to ensure sustainable development, and can enable the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDG framework as a whole.

The Workshop will count with the participation of the Secretary-General of International IDEA, Yves Leterme; the Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Michael Moller; and the Secretary-General of the Community of Democracies, Thomas Garrett, as well as of experts from regional organizations such as the African Union, ASEAN, the Organization of American States, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the League of Arab States, the Pacific Islands Forum and SAARC, and representatives from NGOs and experts in the field, to share their views on the work that is advanced to achieve SDG 16, and to develop a set of policy recommendations on the way forward.

The workshop will engage participants in the following sessions:

  • Global and Regional perspectives on the advancement of Goal 16
  • Connecting the global perspectives with regional and local efforts towards the achievement of Goal 16
  • Goal 16 as an enabler for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The results of the Inter-Regional Workshop on SDG 16 will be presented in a report, as well as in a policy brief with the specific recommendations agreed upon during the sessions of the meeting.

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