Our inter-connected, globalized and constantly changing world faces multiple and complex challenges in the 21st century. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commits the international community to collaborate to address these challenges.
As stated in its Preamble, the 2030 Agenda, “is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity” that “seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. (…) All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan (…) to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and to heal and secure our planet.” Sustainable development is achieved at different speeds around the world, and is intertwined with multiple elements that either allow or prevent the effective realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national, regional, and global levels.
We would like to provide a platform to openly and informally exchange views on these issues, and to contribute to shaping the discussion on the accountability, follow-up and review framework for the Post-2015 Agenda.
Please find the programme here.
ECDPM’s Jan Vanheukelom will make a presentation.