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Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Category: Seminar

Reaching the Furthest Behind First: Implementing the 2030 Agenda

The International Peace Institute (IPI), the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of the Somali Republic to the United Nations, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to invite to a policy forum event to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in fragile situations. Introductory remarks will be delivered by H.R.H. Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:45am-12:15pm
Where: Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security & Development International Peace Institute 777 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor (Corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street)

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The International Peace Institute (IPI), the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of the Somali Republic to the United Nations, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to invite you to a policy forum event to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in fragile situations.

Introductory remarks will be delivered by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.

The event will take place at IPI on Wednesday, December 7th, from 10:45am to 12:15pm.

Welcoming Remarks:

  • H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Speakers:

  • H.E. Mr. Yusuf Garaad Omar, Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations
  • Mr. Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Assistant Administrator and Director Bureau for Policy and Programme, United Nations Development Programme
  • H.E. Mr. Geir O. Pedersen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations
  • Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son, Director, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Ms. Jimena Leiva Roesch, Senior Policy Analyst, International Peace Institute

In September 2015, member states of the United Nations adopted a new framework entitled: “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” This global agenda recognizes that, while its goals are universal, the pathways and pace of progress will vary from country to country and depend on different national realities and challenges. Addressing fragility is essential to laying the foundation for inclusive and peaceful societies and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To build peaceful and inclusive societies, as well as effective institutions, the root causes of fragility must be addressed. The 2030 Agenda provides a global framework that seeks to end poverty, reduce inequality, and combat climate change. For countries facing fragility, implementing the 2030 Agenda is an opportunity to overcome structural challenges and build resilience. Moreover, as recognized in the three recent peace and security reviews—on peace operations, peacebuilding, and Security Council resolution 1325—investment in prevention is a key priority.

Through the Commitment to Action, The World Humanitarian Summit set in motion the development of a “new way of working” that aims to meet immediate humanitarian needs, while reducing risk and vulnerability. In order for this to be achieved, and for fragility to be tackled effectively, the development, humanitarian and peace communities must work together to ensure no one is left behind, and to reach the furthest behind first.

Fragility was arguably a key impediment to the advancement of the Millennium Development Goals, and continues to be a major challenge for the 2030 Agenda. The number of people living in fragile situations has risen considerably and extreme poverty is becoming increasingly concentrated in fragile situations. As noted by the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, “success or failure to achieve the [Sustainable Development Goals] will depend upon whether or not we are up to the challenge of managing fragility and risks."

Please join us on Wednesday, December 7th for a discussion on implementing the SDGs and addressing fragility.

For questions contact: Beatrice Agyarkoh, agyarkoh@ipinst.org or 212-225-9628.


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777 United Nations Plaza
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