UNGA Side Event: SDGs & Country Implementation

21/09/2016, New York, USA

Implementing the SDGs at the country level has just started and there is a lot to learn from the experiences of those countries which have already embarked on this journey. The objective of the PARIS21, CEPEI and Southern Voice hosted during the margins of the United Nations General Assembly is to take stock of existing experiences in implementation looking at it from both the national and international perspective in view of coming up with ideas how the implementation, measurement and monitoring of the SDGs can be beneficial for both the countries and the international community…more

Columbia University: International Conference on Sustainable Development

21/09/2016 – 22/09/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by The Earth Institute and the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, the aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s conference theme is Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice. The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies…more

Making Every Woman and Girl Count: A Public-Private Partnership to close gender data gaps for SDGs monitoring and accountability

21/09/2016, New York, USA

A newly established public-private partnership to support UN Women’s “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” programme will be launched on 21 September  at an event jointly organized by UN Women, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X (United Nations Foundation) and the Government of Australia. The programme seeks to address the urgent need to increase availability of accurate information on gender equality and women’s rights in order to inform policy and decision making. Currently, there is a huge data gap—from the complete lack of statistics on how many women and girls live in poverty, to inaccurate measures of women’s engagement in economic activities, based on sexist assumptions…more

Leaving no One and no Data Behind

21/09/2016, New York, USA

This overall event will focus on how, in the SDGs’ first two years, we can build the foundation for solid progress and ensure no one is left behind. Themes include promoting inclusion, reducing inequality, women’s empowerment, education and approaches to the SDGs like better data systems and impact investing. Notable speakers include Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation; H.E. Princess Lamia Al Saud, Secretary-General, Alwaleed Philanthropies; Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Council on Foundations; Peter Laugharn, President, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; and Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD.