January 2018

QUNO attends expert group on "Advancing the 2030 Agenda" organized by the UN DESC

In January, Susan Bragdon, QUNO's Representative for Food & Sustainability, was one of 46 experts invited to Advancing the 2030 Agenda: Interlinkages and Common Themes at the HLPF 2018, an expert group meeting (EGM) organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in New York. The EGM was asked to look at the interconnections between the Sustainable Development Goals under review at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2018 and the rest of Agenda 2030, and discuss concrete implications for policies, programmes and partnerships. Susan moderated a panel discussion on sustainable production and consumption and with all the panels, participants were challenged to reach beyond their respective areas of expertise, explore interactions across goals and targets. The work continues virtually now as the participants support UN DESA in mapping pathways that leverage progress in multiple areas and help shape an understanding of common challenges and shared objectives. The outcome of this meeting and continuing work will feed into the 2018 HLPF as an important substantive input for Member States.

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