SDG Summit

Meetings and Events on SDG16+

24 - 25 September 2019 // New York

#Act4SDG16Plus

High-level reception:
A Decade of Action for Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies

Tuesday, September 24 | 6pm – 10pm | Diplomat’s Ballroom | One Millennium Hotel

Answering the SG’s call for a Decade of Action, join us in celebrating the SDG Summit and ushering in a Decade of Action for the SDGs. This reception will showcase efforts across the SDG16+ community to secure further Acceleration Actions in the lead up to the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the UN on 21 September 2020.

Visit the event page: here

Corporate America Advances Goal 16

Tuesday, September 24 | 3pm – 5pm | Rockefeller Plaza, 1 Rockefeller Plaza

The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) has a long history of working with the business community through its Corporate Advisory Committee (CAC). Founded in 1992, the CAC institutionalizes corporate America’s dedication to the principle of equal justice under the law and explores the ways in which the corporate sector can help ensure the availability of legal representation to low-income people in our nation. In July, NLADA released its most recent policy brief – Access to Justice is Good for Business  – describing the ways that the business community advances Goal 16’s call for equal access to justice. Join us as we hear from CAC leaders from AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, PayPal, and VISA on how they prioritize and advance access to justice.

To register for this panel, please click here.

Peace Day Party & +Peace Launch

Saturday, September 21 | 4:30pm | SAP Leonard Center, 10 Hudson Yards

This event, held in celebration of the International Day of Peace, will feature the launch of the +Peace, a new global coalition of peacebuilders. Explore the SAP Innovation Hub, enjoy music performances, storytelling and a peacebuilding marketplace, among other activities at this event.

Register for this event here.

Launch of the Organised Crime Index for Africa

Tuesday, September 24 | 1pm – 3pm | Scandinavian House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Surpassing borders and manifesting in ways not seen before, organised crime presents challenges to governance, peace and security and development in developed and developing nations alike. The Organised Crime Index for Africa is a multi-dimensional tool that looks at the scope and scale of criminal markets on the continent, the structure and degree of influence of criminal actors involved, and assesses the level of state resilience to counter organised crime.

To RSVP for this launch event, please contact: 
Ms Theresa Hume: theresa.hume@globalinitiative.net or Ms Naomi Tite: ntite@issafrica.org

The Illicit Drug Market in Africa: What is needed to address it

Tuesday, September 24 | 3:30pm – 5pm | Scandinavian House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Various parts of Africa have become transit points for the global trade in illicit drugs. As a result, an increasing number of people across the continent are becoming involved in the illicit trade, as well as using drugs themselves.

The ENACT consortium partners will present findings of new research into the tracking and use of illicit drugs in Africa, and their impact on development.

The event will close with a presentation by INTERPOL on the use of Criminal Intelligence Analysis to fight Transnational Organized Crime in Africa.

To RSVP for this event, please contact: 
Ms Theresa Hume: theresa.hume@globalinitiative.net or Ms Naomi Tite: ntite@issafrica.org

Launch of the Global Hub on the Governance for the SDGs

Wednesday, September 25 | 8am - 9:30am | UN Headquarters, Conf. Room 4

At this high-level side event, the Global Hub on the Governance for the SDGs, a joint OECD-UNDP initiative, will be officially launched. The new initiative will offer countries support to strengthen their public governance practices that are prerequisites for effective SDG implementation.

RSVP by September 22nd, here.

Expert Consultation on Civil Society Monitoring Framework
on SDG16+

Wednesday, September 25 | 10am - 12:00pm | Baha'i International Community UN Office, 866 UN Plaza, Suite 120, New York

This consultation aims to update and share the preliminary outputs of the KOICA project to develop a monitoring framework for CSOs on the SDG16+ to get feedback and inputs from experts.

RSVP to Anselmo LEE: alee7080@gmail.com

One Commitment to Accelerate Action to achieve SDGs: 
End All Forms of Violence against Children

Wednesday, September 25 | 11am - 12:45pm | Japan Society

This event will bring together senior advocates and policy makers to discuss the solutions to violence against children, how they may be employed for greater good, and how they can be accelerated through increased investments, partnerships and actions.

Register for this event here.

Libya: Crisis within a crisis

Thursday, September 26 |1pm - 3pm | Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York

On the side of the 2019 UN General Assembly, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime will be hosting a debate surrounding human smuggling in Libya’s current war context. The discussion will benefit from ongoing research conducted by the Global Initiative in Libya as well as the expert views of a panel of researchers and analysts with extensive and regular exposure to the country.

A light standing lunch will be served at the beginning of the event.

RSVP to Theresa Hume: theresa.hume@globalinitiative.net

Private Sector Engagement, Financing Justice for All and the Rule of Law

October | Date, Time TBC | White & Case, 1221 6th Ave, New York

This meeting will bring together a core group of private sector and SDG16+ partners interested in advancing the rule of law and supporting the movement for justice for all.

Invite only, unconfirmed.

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