Making SDG16 Work for the Rule of Law and Access to Justice
On September 28th, 2017, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) together with the Carnegie Foundation, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Hague University of applied Sciences, Humanity X, Cordaid, the Civil Society Platform for Peace and Statebuilding (CSPPS) and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands will organize a public event in the Peace Palace in The Hague and present the report and discuss the current situation around Goal 16. The event is intended to serve as a milestone in providing an important benchmark against which to gauge progress towards meeting Goal 16. At the same time, it is meant to begin a debate and a process to look at developing ways to advance progress on SDG 16. Following the event in the Peace Palace, a one-day roundtable discussion with several members of g7+ countries will take place. The roundtable will assist in bringing together recent national and third party perspectives and experiences on monitoring and measurements and reflect on the difficulties faced. Together with a number of researchers, experts and practitioners the participants will discuss the current developments on Goal 16 in the g7+ country, the data availability and reliability and particular limitations for local and third party SDG 16 monitoring and measuring. The participants will zoom in on some of the multidimensional targets of Goal 16 that make it difficult to measure certain concepts accurately.
Peter van Sluijs, Cordaid Senior Strategist and Coordinator of IDPS/CSO Secretariat will represent the CSPPS in the public event. The g7+ Secretariat will be represented by Dr. Helder Da Costa, Secretary General of the g7+ and Mr. Habib Ur Rehman Mayar, Deputy Secretary General of the g7+. Follow the CSPPS on Twitter (@idps_cspps) to keep up with discussions as they happen during the sessions.