[2019] Expert Group Meeting on Optimizing SDGs Implementation in the Framework of Integration and Policy Coherence

Friday, 12 July 2019 - 10:00pm to Sunday, 14 July 2019 - 6:00am

Description

The expert group meeting aims to bring government policymakers and representatives from the civil society and the UN system to identify tools, institutional mechanisms and strategies to effectively analyze and address these interlinkages and trade-offs with a view to developing most optimal policy intervention for the SDGs in the framework of integrated approaches and policy coherence. This year's meeting builds on the outcomes of the Expert Group Meeting on Promoting Integrated Approaches to SUstainable Development held in July 2018 in New York, which explored the concept of integrated approaches in-depth, uncovering their opportunities and challenges for sustainable development.

 

Programme

Concept Note and Agenda (Updated as of July 12, 2019)

List of Participants (Updated as of July 27, 2019)

 

Day 1 (July 3, 2019)

Introduction to the workshop

Moderator: Ms. Lucilla Spini, Senior Science and Policy Officer, International Science Council

 

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mr. Alexander Trepelkov (Director of Division for SDGs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
  • Mr. Jamil Ahmad (New York Office, UN Environment Programme (UNEP))
  • Ms. Sara Fyson (Head of Sustainable Development and Policy Coherence Unit, Public Governance Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD))

 

Session 1: Assessing SDGs interlinkages and trade-offs

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Day 2 (July 4, 2019)

Session 2: Building integrated approaches to SDGs implementation: How to enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

Moderator: Mr. Fabien Tondel (Policy Officer, Economic and Agricultural Transformation Programme, The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM))

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Session 3: Uncovering the climate and SDGs synergies

Moderator: Ms. Eunhae Jeong (Senior Development Management Expert, UNOSD)

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Session 4: Measuring the SDGs

Moderator: Ms. Melinda Kimble (Senior Fellow, UN Foundation)

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Session 5: Harnessing resources for the SDGs

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Concluding Remarks

  • Mr. Jean D'Aragon (Officer-in-Charge, UN Office for Sustainable Development)
  • Mr. Mamadou Kane (Chief, International Governance Unit, Law Division, UNEP)
  • Ms. Sara Fyson (Head of Sustainable Development and Policy Coherence Unit, Public Governance Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD))

 

Pictures

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