Global Conference on the 2030 Agenda
The Government of Timor-Leste, in partnership with members of the informal High Level Support Group for SDGs, and the g7+, is organizing ‘the Global Conference on the 2030 Agenda: A Roadmap for SDGs in Fragile and Conflict-affected States’ on 22 and 23 May 2017 in Dili, Timor-Leste. The conference will bring together Ministers and high level officials from g7+ member countries, conflict affected countries, countries of Association of Southeast Asian , CPCP nations “Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa”, development partners, donors, civil society organizations and private sector to discuss how to advance the 2030 Agenda in the most difficult and fragile situations. The Conference will provide a platform to discuss and share lessons on specific challenges facing fragile and conflict-affected countries in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Peter van Sluijs, Coordinator of the CSPPS, has been invited as a distinguished speaker to share his knowledge and experience in the session entitled ‘Peace as the Precursor to Sustainable Development’.
In April 2016, over forty countries and Organisations signed the Stockholm Declaration on Addressing Fragility and Building Peace in a Changing World. By doing so, they recommitted to using principles of the New Deal to guide efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in countries affected by fragility and conflict. As the global community moves to implement the 2030 Agenda, the value of the New Deal as a key global framework for sustainable peace and development must be highlighted and brought to bear. You are invited to read a concept note entitled ‘Realization of the SDGs in Countries Affected by Conflict and Fragility: The Role of the New Deal’, developed by the IDPS New Deal Ad hoc Working Group on Agenda 2030 and the New Deal, for national actors and their international partners operating in countries affected by fragility and conflict. Its purpose is to support their efforts to realize the 2030 Agenda, including but not limited to SDG 16, using the principles of the New Deal.