Conversation with authors of the Civil Society Report: Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018 | 12 July 2018, H 6:15 PM, Church Center, 10th Floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York

The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development. Fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs. In particular, there is a need for more coherent fiscal and regulatory policies and a whole-of-government approach towards sustainability.

These are the main messages of the Spotlight Report 2018, the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The Spotlight Report 2018 describes policies, resources and actions that are necessary to implement the 2030 Agenda. It highlights strategies and approaches which depart from business-as-usual and prioritize fulfillment of human rights and respect for planetary boundaries.

At the roundtable event authors of the Spotlight Report 2018 will present key findings and recommendations to participants for discussion.

The event is organized by the Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.*

This invitation is available for download here.


6:15       Welcome by Luise Rürup (FES New York Office) and Barbara Adams (Global Policy Forum)

6:30       Brief statements by Roberto Bissio (Social Watch), Ziad Abdel Samad (Arab NGO Network for Development), Corina Rodríguez Enríquez (DAWN), Kate Donald (CESR), Stefano Prato (SID), Sandra Vermuyten (PSI)

7:00       Discussion; Moderator: Jens Martens (Global Policy Forum)


*Members are the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), Global Policy Forum (GPF), Public Services International (PSI), Social Watch, Society for International Development (SID), and Third World Network (TWN), supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

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