SAVE THE DATE: UN HLPF side event “Towards a resilient recovery and leaving no one behind in the VNRs”

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), in partnership with the Awaz Centre for Development Services, Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD), the Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP), and the Kevoy Community Development Institute (KCDI) Jamaica, is holding a side event at the UN High-Level Political Forum (UN HLPF) titled Towards a resilient recovery and leaving no one behind in the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), to be held 14 July 2022, 7:30 to 9AM EST.

The organisers believed that the Voluntary National Reviews provide a crucial opportunity to evaluate and assess progress in the delivery of the SDGs and the wider 2030 Agenda. However, they argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive disruption, impacting on health, education, gender equality and access to finance, leading to significantly widening gaps of inequality.

The session will include key case studies of ‘whole of society’ engagement in the VNR process from key VNR countries, including insights from governments and also civil society coalitions active on developing civil society spotlight reports to shine a light on diverse views on the critical steps needed for transformative change in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers include:

  • Government of Switzerland: Jacques Ducrest, Delegate of the Federal Council for the 2030 Agenda;
  • Government of Ghana: Dr. Richard Bofah, Deputy Director, Development Policy and Planning Division, National Development Planning Commission of Ghana;
  • Government of Cameroon: Thomas Njie Kingue, Ministry of Economy Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT);
  • Government of Pakistan: Senior representative, and
  • National CSO coalitions of civil society including:
    • Pakistan
    • Switzerland
    • Ghana
    • Cameroon
    • Greece
    • Jamaica

The activity happens at the UN Headquarters Conference Room A, possibly to be shown live via Zoom. Please sign up via this link so we can provide updates. #

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