In 2015, the member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which, with its networked character and universal aspirations, goes far beyond its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals. With its 17 goals and 169 targets, the Agenda offers a far- reaching and complex framework for sustainable development that calls on developing and industrialized countries, communities of states, civil society and every individual to act. While these ambitious goals offer an important opportunity for sustainable development, there are also numerous challenges for their implementation. The universality and complexity of the agenda might pose a risk to the momentum for its successful implementation.
From 24 to 25 September 2019, the UN SDG Summit will take place for the first time in New York at the level of Heads of State and Government, which is set to take stock of the 2030 Agenda’s implementation progress every four years. This summit was preceded by the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development meeting in July to discuss thematic and national SDG progress reports. The year 2019 is thus an important milestone for the implementation of 2030 Agenda as a global “treaty for the future” and offers the opportunity to set a new course.
Against this background, we would like to discuss the question of the 2030 Agenda’s implementation within the framework of our workshop and carve out necessary priorities and mechanisms for successful implementation through scenario work. In this context, we would also like to discuss the question of how we can better take up and communicate the themes of the 2030 Agenda in our own work.
ECDPM Deputy Director, Geert Laporte, will be a speaker at this event.