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Tackling Poverty Eradication Through Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (SDG 16)

17 July 2024
08:30-09:45 (EST)
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On behalf of the SDG 16 Data Initiative (SDG16DI), the Centre for Law and Democracy, International IDEA, TAP Network, and the World Justice Project will co-host an online side event in the margins of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) o17 July 2024. The purpose of the event is to showcase the Initiative’s work in collecting and analyzing non-official data and indicators to measure progress towards SDG 16, with a particular focus on the theme of the SDG 16 Data Initiative’s upcoming report for this year, namely the interlinkages between SDG 16 and poverty eradication.


The achievement of peace, justice, and strong institutions is closely linked to poverty eradication: without just, inclusive societies, socioeconomic inequalities will persist and people experiencing vulnerability and poverty will remain excluded from developmental achievements. Recognizing these connections, the panel will focus on the need for better progress on SDG 16 so as ultimately to drive sustainable action towards poverty eradication and the core promise of the 2030 Agenda, namely to leave no one behindThe panel will be dynamic and interactive in nature, with discussion both among panelists and with the audience. The target audience will be those with an interest in improving the quality of data collection and monitoring of the SDG 16 targets, as well as their links to poverty alleviation, whether from government, international organizations, civil society, academia, or relevant public authorities, such as statistical bureaus.


About the SDG16 Data Initiative

The SDG16DI is a consortium of 18 organizations with expertise in monitoring the implementation of SDG 16. The Initiative seeks to support the open tracking of progress on the global commitments made by more than 193 countries on peace, justice, and strong institutions through the generation of high-quality non-official data relating to the SDG 16 targets. We also supplement official indicators to generate a more holistic view of what is happening concerning SDG 16. The Initiative also seeks to identify potential challenges and gaps in official data quality, availability, and coverage that need to be addressed.



This 75-minute online event will enable an interactive discussion between the moderator, panelists, and the audience to highlight enabling features, achievements, gaps, and challenges surrounding SDG 16, with a particular focus on the impact on poverty alleviation. The event will be recorded and made available online.


Massimo Tommasoli
Diretor of Global Programmes, International IDEA
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Grace Hulseman
Senior Research Associate, World Justice Project
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John Romano
Director, TAP Network
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Toby Mendel
Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy
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Michael Runey
Adviser, Democracy Assessment, International IDEA
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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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