Department of Economic and Social Affairs Public Institutions
SDG 16 Conference: Transforming Governance for a more Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Future
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, April 30, 2021 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
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SDG 16 Conference: Transforming Governance for a more Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Future


Building on the outcome of the 2019 Rome Conference on SDG 16, UNDESA and the International Development Law Organization with the Government of Italy are organizing a follow- up Conference, which will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 as well as the transformative contribution SDG 16 can make in helping to safeguard and accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Conference will help to generate a preliminary assessment of how progress towards more peaceful, just and inclusive societies has been affected by COVID-19 along with wider implications for the realization of the 2030 Agenda. It will highlight the importance of policy orientations embodied in SDG16 to efforts to build resilience to shocks and provide a roadmap for transforming governance to build back better for the future. The Conference will take place virtually from 28 to 30 April 2021. More information is available here.



Supporting documents

Concept Note

Governance and COVID-19: A Background Paper for the 2021 SDG16 Conference

Information note



Conference Agenda


Conference Report

SDG 16 Conference Report



Ms. Marina Sereni, Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy

Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Ms. Jan Beagle, Director-General, IDLO - Opening remarks

Ms. Birgitta Tazelaar, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Mr. Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas, DPPA/DPO

Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, former President of Chile

Mr. Federico Cafiero de Raho, National Anti-Mafia and Counter-Terrorism Prosecutor, Italy

Ms. Marta Acosta Zuñiga, Comptroller General, Costa Rica

Ms. Ghada Fathi Waly, Executive Director, UNODC

Mr. Stefanile, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York

Mr. Giorgio Marrapodi, DG for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Ms. Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UNDESA

Ms. Jan Beagle, Director-General, IDLO - Closing remarks



Evaluation Report






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