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UNGA Conference 2020: Five Years of Action Towards the SDGs
The UNGA Conference 2020: Five Years of Action Towards the SDGs will be held virtually, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, in the margins of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. The conference is organized by the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), in partnership with the JWF’s Global Partners, Member States of the United Nations, UN organs and agencies, and civil society organizations from around the world.
The UNGA Conference is the flagship event of the JWF, creating a platform for diverse stakeholders to discuss the Global Agenda 2030 and offer innovative solutions, strategies, and policy recommendations, with the view of further advancing the culture of peace, human rights and sustainable development. The conference gathers a group of distinguished panelists and high-level speakers in three subsequent panel sessions, to discuss a particular agenda and propose a framework for action.
Five Years of Action Towards the SDGs: The successful implementation of SDG #17 remains at the center of the UNGA Conference 2020, as the SDGs can only be implemented with strong global partnerships and cooperation. The JWF contributes to this goal by mobilizing its Global Partners in sharing best practices and people-centered policy suggestions on the achievement of the UN Development Agenda 2030.
This year represents a strategic turning point for our global community, as the international community is still fighting the worldwide spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Amid this unprecedented global threat, the UNGA Conference 2020 is expected to strengthen the response of the international communication and facilitate collaboration between UN Member States, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society organizations, towards a common objective of creating peaceful and inclusive societies, where everyone is entitled to inalienable rights, without discrimination.
Following a diligent consideration of policy outcomes from relevant sessions of UN WOMEN, ECOSOC and CSW-64 / Beijing+25, the UNGA Conference 2020 will cover the topics outlined below. UNGA Conference 2020: Five Years of Action towards the SDGs will include a comprehensive debate, taking stock of the past 5-years of actions towards the SDGs in three major areas: (1) Women Empowerment and Gender Equality, (2) SDG #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and (3) Lessons learned from COVID-19 Pandemic: Evolving Social and Economic Development for Sustainability. Finally, the UNGA Conference will also provide a civil society perspective and assessment of major United Nations Conferences and Summits’ progress since 2015.