Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Inclusive Prosperity in a Changing World

A discussion between senior representatives of UN Member States, the UN Development Group and civil society, exploring ways to overcome bottlenecks to progress in achieving the SDGs, and lessons from the common approach for mainstreaming, accelerating and policy support to governments in meeting targets across diverse country contexts, including fragile and conflict-affected countries. The discussion will include a first look at UNDG's brand new acceleration toolkit.


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During the first year of the SDG era, UN country teams received requests to support countries in general awareness-raising, alignment with national plans and data collection, monitoring, and reporting for the 2030 Agenda. Now in the second year of implementation, there has been an evolution in country focus and related demand for UN support. As countries continue to advance in their implementation of the SDGs, there is increasing attention on the prioritization and sequencing of interventions required to meet SDG targets. This is intrinsically related to the integrated and indivisible nature of the 2030 Agenda. UNDG has been responding to this demand through a common approach for Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support and with the launch of its acceleration toolkit which currently hosts 150 tools.

The event

We will focus on how countries at various stages of development, including those faced with complex situations such as violent conflict and fragility, are accelerating efforts to achieve the SDGs. The discussion will illustrate how the UN Development System is supporting Member States, including the tools and solutions being used to address the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the imperative to leave no one behind, and risk-informed planning. The role of the UN in peacebuilding and prevention; connecting efforts for peace and security, sustainable development and human rights will also be highlighted in reference to the Sustaining Peace resolution.


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17 July 2017


17 July 2017


Amina Mohammed

UN Deputy Secretary-General and UN Sustainable Development Group Chair

Achim Steiner

Vice Chair, UN Sustainable Development Group and UNDP Administrator

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria

Hélder Lopes

Vice Minister of Finance Timor-Leste