We are thrilled to invite you to join us at the following side events, which SDSN is hosting or are organized by our partners:

The Critical Role of Non-Official Data in Monitoring and Implementing SDG 16
Organized by SDG 16 Data Initiative, UNITAR, and International IDEA
Monday, 8 July 2019, 10:00-12:00
UN Headquarters, Conference Room F, GA Building
Online RSVP required

SDG 16 is particularly challenging for open data collection. Non-official data, as highlighted by SDG 16 Data Initiative (SDG16DI), independently address gaps in data availability, through innovative methodologies and can reduce capacity strain on NGOs through strategic partnerships. Critically, non-official data can provide accountability to governments, ensuring perceptions and needs of marginalized groups are accounted for. This session will advance monitoring and implementing SDG16 with new data and guidance for policy makers and civil society.

Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights to Achieve Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies
Several hosts, including UNDP and UNESCO
Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 13:15–14:30
UN Headquarters, Conference Room F
Email RSVP required

This segment of the event will feature remarks from Eduardo Casal, Attorney General of Argentina and member of the Ibero-American Association of Attorney Generals (AIAMP); Israel Pastor Sainz-Pardo, General Coordinator of the Ministry of Justice of Spain; Judge Ricardo Perez Manrique, Inter-American Court of Human Rights; and Lorena González Castro Feijóo, Inter-American Association of Public Lawyers (AIDEF).

International Mediation Workshop
Hosted by Mediators Beyond Borders International
Friday, July 12, 2019, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, McGeorge Bundy Room 320, E 43rd Street, New York NY 10017
Online registration required

MBBI’s United Nations Multilateral Working Group (UNMWG) is offering a workshop on Mediation & Constructive Conflict Engagement designed is designed for, but not limited to, delegates and attendees of the High-Level Political Forum. All are welcome.

The Role of Spillover Effects in SDG Implementation
Co-hosted by GIZ & SDSN
Monday, 15 July, 2019, 14:00–17:00
The Harvard Club of New York, 35 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036
Online registration required by July 12

The event alongside the High-Level Political Forum will highlight global environmental, economic and social externalization effects of highly industrialized countries’ consumption and production patterns and underpin their relevance for policymaking via presenting a policy brief. Moreover, an online platform that tracks bilateral negative spillover effects from one country to another developed by GIZ, SDSN and Yale University, will be

Speakers include:

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of SDSN and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Dr. Ingolf Dietrich, Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda at the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Dr. Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director of SDSN

The Role of Governments in Building Modern Data Ecosystems for Sustainable Development
Hosted by SDSN TReNDS
Monday, 15 July 2019, 15:00-16:15
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017
Email RSVP required before July 9

This event is a closed roundtable bringing together leading voices from national governments to reflect on the evolution of statistical systems since 2015, emerging good practice, and what governments can do to drive statistical modernization. Representatives from Permanent Missions will have a particularly important role as they drive forward the agenda of reform heralded internationally and represent national and regional interests in the UN Statistical Commission.

Long-term Pathways for the Implementation of the SDGS: The Governance Implications
Co-hosted by the UAE, SDSN, and OECD
Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 12:00–14:00
Permanent Mission of the UAE, 305 E 47th St, New York NY 10017
Email RSVP required before July 12

Participants will explore long-term pathways to achieving the SDGs and the role that governance mechanisms can play to support the delivery of the 2030 Agenda.

The discussion will also contribute to the SDG17 Global Council, an initiative created under the aegis of the United Arab Emirates to support innovation on SDG implementation. Further, the SDSN and OECD will launch their first joint knowledge paper, entitled Public Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The event will feature key interventions from high-level panelists from government, international organizations, businesses and civil society. An event flyer is available.

Keynote addresses will include:

  • Gloria Amparo Alonso Masmela, Minister of National Planning, Colombia
  • Masamichi Kono, Deputy Secretary General, OECD
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, SDSN

Stakeholders meeting on Timely Data for the SDGs
Hosted by SDSN, The World Bank, UN Statistics Division, and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Thursday, 18 July 2019, 13:30-15:30
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017
Online registration required by July 8th

The ‘Real-time Data for the SDGs’ initiative aims to increase the use of robust methods and tools that improve the timeliness, availability, and quality of SDG data through collaboration and partnership, technical and capacity support, and information sharing. To achieve this, we are building collaborations with governments, civil society, the private sector and academia, supported by development partners and a strong advocacy and communications drive. A closed, roundtable meeting will be hosted on the sidelines of the HLPF to discuss this initiative, get feedback and advice, and explore possibilities for partnership and collaboration.