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SDG 16 as an Enabler of the 2030 Agenda

10 July 2024
13:15-14:30 (EST)
Conference Room 11, UNHQ, New York
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In September 2015, leaders of the world called for a new chapter in global development to be achieved by 2030 through 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ranging from ending poverty to taking urgent action to promote climate action. We have passed the halfway point of this Agenda, and many challenges and gaps remain, so no one is left behind. 

According to the UN Secretary-General in his Progress Report of the SDGs, in 2023 only 15% of the goals were on track to meet their targets by 2030, with SDG 16 falling severely off track. Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels have a significant impact on public and private society, in formal institutions and de facto norms. SDG 16 is thus an enabler, accelerator, and one of the key conditions for achieving all SDGs through its cross-cutting nature that impacts many types of sustainable development that are foundational for addressing the complex interlinkages between poverty, inequality, climate change, and economic instability. 

Organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN, the TAP Network, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this event will highlight the interlinkages between SDG 16 and the 2030 Agenda drawing from the findings of its new report, and showcase how policymakers working across the 2030 Agenda can accelerate action on development outcomes by supporting and investing in SDG 16 moving forward. In partnership with Member States, Civil Society and other stakeholders, this event will also highlight the importance of partnerships for the effective implementation of SDG 16 and its impact on all other goals of the 2030 Agenda.



This 75-minute event will launch the report “SDG 16 as an Enabler of the 2030 Agenda” and showcase key insights from Member States, civil society actors, and other stakeholders on the SDG 16 interlinkages with the 2030 Agenda. The event will enable an interactive discussion between the moderator, panelists, and the audience to highlight enabling features, achievements, gaps, and challenges surrounding SDG 16. 



Massimo Tommasoli
Director of Global Programmes, International IDEA
Claudio Ernesto Garrido Melo
Minister Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN
Alicia Buenrostro Massieu
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN
Annika Silva-Leander
Head of North America and Permanent Observer to the UN, International IDEA
Sarah Lister
Head of Governance, United Nations Development Programme
John Romano
Director, TAP Network

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We advance democracy worldwide, as a universal human aspiration and an enabler of sustainable development, through support to the building, strengthening and safeguarding of democratic political institutions and processes at all levels.

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Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations
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