Invitation - Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

Posted on behalf of United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report

23 October 2017 | 13.00-15.00 | Palais des Nations, Room XII, Geneva | Register online

What impacts do privatization, partnerships and the role of corporations have on the sustainability and equality aimed for by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? A global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions - supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - has some answers to this question, published in the Civil Society Reflection Group's Report, Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017.

Join a varied panel of experts for the Geneva launch of this critical "shadow" report. The panel will present and discuss key findings and recommendations, providing a wide-ranging independent assessment of the implementation so far of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

Panelists: Barbara Adams (Global Policy Forum), Sandra Vermuyten (Public Services International / PSI), Stefano Prato (Society for International Development / SID), María Graciela Cuervo (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era / DAWN)

Discussants: Paul Ladd (UNRISD), Vicente Yu (South Centre)

Moderation: Hamish Jenkins (UNRISD)

Opening Remarks: Hubert René Schillinger (FES)

The event is co-organized by UNRISD and FES.

Sandwiches and light refreshments will be served prior to the event

For more information and online registration, click here

Remote Access to the Seminar

We will be tweeting key messages live from the seminar and welcome your comments and questions, which, time permitting, we may be able to put directly to the speaker. Follow us on @UNRISD and use the hashtag #UNRISDseminar.

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