The UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is acting as a global, central platform for the follow-up of the local and national level implementation of the 2030 Agenda. By maximizing and tracking progress in implementing the SDGs, member states will ensure that no one is left behind. Conducting thematic reviews can allow for a crosscutting review of the 17 goals and 169 targets, enabling a cohesive, effective and integrated approach that considers the interlinkages and synergies between the goals rather than looking at each individually.
This kind of thematic review will require the cooperation and coordination of all stakeholders, particularly highlighting local civil society perspectives so as to produce a holistic assessment that goes beyond purely quantitative and scientific data. Nonetheless, gathering data is critical to targeting areas requiring development most and ensuring that no one is left behind – a slogan that should not simply be spoken, but also practiced.
Meeting: Thematic Reviews for an Integrated, Inclusive and Participatory Follow-Up and Review of the 2030 Agenda
Date/Time/Location: 11 June, 2016; 13:15 – 14:30; Conference Room 8
Speakers: Mr. Alexander Müller, Study Lead TEEBAgriFood-UNEP; Ms. Marianne Beisheim, German Institute for International and Security Affairs; Ms. Layla Saad, Deputy Director and Policy Advisor of the World Centre for Sustainable Development; Mr. Reinhard Krapp, Minister and Head of the Economic Department of the German Mission to the UN; Ms. Chantal Line Carpentier, UNCTAD
Written By: Lena Courcol