Accelerating Progress towards the SDGs through Effective Development Co-operation in a Context of Fragility and COVID-19: Progress & Challenges

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Webinar ID: 96344292950

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Side event at the HLPF on Sustainable Development 2022

The side event is part of the road to the 2022 Effective Development Co-operation Summit which will take place 12-14 December in Geneva (hybrid). As part of the perspective of strengthening our ties in order to mobilize discussion around the weaknesses that persist in the implementation of the effectiveness of development co-operation, this session will discuss:

1. Progress and challenges in implementing "Effective Partnerships" to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

2. Key expectations from the draft Outcome Document of the Third High Level Meeting on Effective Cooperation scheduled for December 2022 in Geneva.

3. The next steps on the road to the Third High Level Meeting on Cooperation Effectiveness scheduled for December 2022 in Geneva.

 

Background

According to the Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Report, the world has made uneven and insufficient progress toward the achievement of the Sustainable, which has been further slowed down by rising food insecurity and environmental degradation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated these challenges by causing disruptions in face-to-face learning as a consequence of the covid-19 pandemic, increasing inequalities for vulnerable groups and economic shocks resulting from declining trade.

From the above, we realised we need provide a quick response to a series of areas such as: 

  • Ensuring equitable access to vaccines
  • Mitigating the growing debt overhang in low- and middle-income countries;
  • Bridging the gap between fiscal space and the need for investment in social protection and essential services to build resilience
  • Reinstate and consolidate peace

These challenges further confirm that the resources currently available, including ODA, are not sufficient to achieve sustainable results effectively. Inclusive partnerships based on the effectiveness principles are what is needed in order to get more out of every dollar invested and to "leave no one behind".

 

Participants

The session is open to the public. Approximately 60 participants are expected, with strong representation from partner country governments (about 20 Ministers) from Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as representatives of development partners and non-executive stakeholders from civil society and the private sector. 

 

Practical information

This is a hybrid session. Participants will have the opportunity to interact during and after the formal discussions. The meeting will be conducted in French, with simultaneous translation.