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July 2020

Decade of Action: Intergenerational and Multi Stakeholder Incidence to Achieve the SDGs in an era of COVID-19

July 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

9-10.30 pm GMT - 5-6.30 pm NYC Register here. Co - organised by The Millennials Movement, the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth and the Civil Society Participation Mechanism for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region. During the session we will learn about different initiatives from multi stakeholders platforms, mechanisms and processes that are engaging different groups, sectors and constituencies to promote incidence for the achievement of the SDGs by 2030, and are and can be part of the response…

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Making Voices Heard and Count: Community-driven data as transformative means for accelerated action and SDG delivery

July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

12-2.00 pm GMT - 8-10.00 am NYC Hosted by the International Civil Society Centre. For a registration link, please contact Peter Koblowsky at [email protected] In this interactive virtual event, we will present case studies from Kenya, Nepal, Bangladesh and India, showcase online platforms for community-driven data collection, and discuss with expert stakeholders from national and global organisations. The objective is to reflect on the potential of community-driven data to serve as a transformative means for accelerating SDG implementation and improving…

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Accelerating ‘whole of society’ action on SDG implementation through innovative civil society partnerships

July 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

10-30am-12.30 pm GMT - 6.30-8.30 am NYC Register here. Organised by Forus, Asia Development Alliance and other partners. The side event explores the 2030 Agenda’s commitments to ‘leave no one behind’ and ‘whole of society approaches fostered through knowledge sharing and innovative partnerships including between CSOs and governments, between CSOs themselves, and diverse multi-stakeholder partnerships. It also explores how innovative, diverse partnerships and South-South Cooperation can connect partners in VNR reporting countries this year, and enable mutual learning and sharing…

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Protecting civic space during the COVID-19 pandemic: Examining the role that SDG 16+ can play in responding to current threats

July 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

12-1.30 pm GMT - 8-9.30 am NYC Register here. This side event will seek to bring together civil society representatives, UN bodies, national human rights institutions, and State representatives to discuss their respective and complementary roles in protecting and securing civic space  in the implementation of SDG 16. In particular, the event will: Provide an analysis of how civic space has evolved at the national level since the advent of COVID-19 Identify ways in which SDG Goal 16 and human…

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The Power of Partnerships

July 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

4 - 5.30 pm GMT - 12-1.30 pm NYC Register here. Co-organised by ActionAid, Africa Youth Commission, Restless Development, UN Major Group for Children and Youth and Youth Net for Climate Justice. The Voluntary National Reviews, Follow Up, Monitoring and Accountability Processes on the 2030 Agenda provide opportunities for sharing successes, challenges and lessons learned to accelerate implementation over the next decade. They seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and mobilise multi-stakeholder partnerships. Since 2015, many governments have…

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Joint Learning session: “Preparing for the second reporting cycle: Empowering Actors, Improving Coordination and strengthening SDG Data Reporting”

July 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom

6-7.30 pm GMT - 2-3.30 pm NYC Registration & Info: https://bit.ly/SDGsLearnTen This workshop provides an essential opportunity to connect a number of groups and networks who are directly involved in ensuring effective monitoring of the Goals, supporting data gathering efforts as well as mobilising civil society stakeholders for joint monitoring and reporting to promote solutions that leave no one behind. The session aims to address the question: “How can we build effective joint approaches for monitoring & data gathering on…

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“Whole of society for an accelerated Decade of Action, Delivering a whole of society approach to an accelerated Decade of Action: Enabling strong civil society engagement in the Voluntary National Reviews and the wider SDG follow up and review process”

July 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

12-1.00 pm GMT - 8-9.00 am NYC Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nfiqXHrdSLikZA8vQyfp8g The event will consider best practice for CSO engagement in the follow up and review process and will share key experience in engagement of community groups from the national, regional to the global level. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of putting in place genuinely inclusive processes, including interactive digital engagement. Key partners: Government of Switzerland, Government of Kenya, Government of Malawi, Government of Kyrgyzstan (TBC); Action for Sustainable Development,…

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Save our Education

July 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

12.30-2pm GMT -  8.30-10am NYC Register here. Organised by Save the Children. Over 90% of the world’s learners have missed out on school due to the COVID-19 pandemic – they have had their lives turned upside down. This is devastating for the most marginalised and vulnerable children, including girls, conflict-affected and displaced children, and those with disabilities. The COVID-19 pandemic comes on top of an existing global learning crisis. Together, we must wake the world up to the education emergency.…

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Catalysing action at the frontlines to support communities to achieve transformative pathways in the decade of action and delivery

July 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom

5-6.00 pm GMT - 1-2.00 pm NYC Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_clRy4Ku8QOmWdgUyf_9ANQ This year is the first year of the Decade of Action but the impact of Covid-19 has led to massively increased challenges to delivery of the promises of transformation, more than 500 civil society groups came together in a Global Day of Solidarity to highlight that we are #StrongerTogether on 22 May. This event will consider: Key examples of community groups that are stepping up to deliver the SDGs and respond…

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Whole of society for an accelerated Decade of Action (French version)

July 15, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

12.30 - 1.30 pm GMT - 8.30-9.30 am NYC Register here. French language webinar on the experiences of civil society engagement in the 2020 VNR process from Burundi, Burkina Faso and Morocco

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