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Into the SDG Mix: UNRISD Research Mingles with Policy Makers and Activists at the 2019 HLPF

12 Jul 2019


Into the SDG Mix: UNRISD Research Mingles with Policy Makers and Activists at the 2019 HLPF
As the international development community gathered in New York for this year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) from 9-18 July, UNRISD research findings made their presence felt at (at least) five different events. The HLPF is the UN’s central body which reviews progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, where evidence from UNRISD’s research on transformative policies that help leave no one behind can inform debates and lead to a better implementation of the SDGs.

Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?



(Image: https://twitter.com/Mskaydee/status/1148945722642980865)

UNRISD co-hosted a parallel event, together with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and UN- Women and sponsored by the Governments of Uruguay and Norway, which
  • explored key drivers and consequences of inequitable and ineffective tax systems;
  • presented new empirical evidence and concrete experiences of different actors and countries that have implemented and funded equality-enhancing policies; and
  • shared insights into the political strategies that can be mobilized to move towards a new fiscal compact for sustainable development.

A summary of the main ideas and approaches discussed at the event will be available soon. Can’t wait? Watch the recorded event on UNRISD's Facebook page.
10 July; Church Center of the United Nations; www.unrisd.org/hlpf-2019

UNRISD was invited to speak or moderate at four further events, maximising dissemination of the Institute’s research across the HLPF.


Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019: Reshaping governance for sustainability


A conversation with authors of the 2019 global Civil Society Spotlight Report

(Image: https://twitter.com/elliwalks/status/1149385636723515392)

UNRISD co-hosted this event and Senior Research Coordinator Katja Hujo provided comments. It was organized by ANND, CESR, DAWN, PSI, GPF, SID, Social Watch, Third World Network, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and UNRISD
11 July 2019; Baha'i International Community conference room; https://www.globalpolicy.org/images/pdfs/Spotlight_Report_2019_-_Side_event_invitation_11_July.pdf

Global Policy Watch has posted a blog about the launch event.

Unleashing the Transformative Potential of the 2030 Agenda Through Participatory Approaches


UNRISD Director Paul Ladd moderated this event, which was organized by ATD Fourth World, in partnership with the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Oxford University and the Institute for Development Studies
9 July; Church Center of the United Nations; https://www.ids.ac.uk/events/unleashing-the-transformative-potential-of-the-agenda-2030-through-participatory-approaches/


Confronting Ageism and Empowering Older People



(Image: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/07/SGA-Side-Event-Confronting-ageism-9-July-1-15pm-CR1.pdf)

UNRISD Director Paul Ladd moderated this event which was organized by the NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations, NY and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
9 July, UNHQ; https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/news/2019/07/hlpf-ageism/


Right to the City and Right to Food: Realizing territorial justice and rural-urban linkages



(Image: https://twitter.com/Right2CityGP/status/1149253402540613632)

UNRISD Director Paul Ladd was a speaker at this event organized by FIAN, RIPESS, Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition and the Global Platform for the Right to the City
10 July; Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice; http://www.righttothecityplatform.org.br/event/gpr2c-hlpf2019/