The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the International Development Law Organization and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy is set to hold the fourth SDG 16 Conference themed ‘SDG 16 as A Compass For Navigating Intersecting Crises” in Rome, Italy from the 30 May to 1 June 2023.
The world is falling short on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals halfway through the period of implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The COVID-19 epidemic hindered the achievement of most, if not all, of the Objectives. The last two iterations of the Conference’s emphasized how SDG 16 has been hard-hit. The pandemic tested the resiliency of public institutions by exposing and exacerbating pre-existing fragilities and disparities.
The 2023 Conference seeks to build on the outcomes of the previous conferences, review progress and challenges related to SDG16 with a particular focus on conflict and shrinking trust in institutions. The Conference provides a unique forum for representatives of governments, international organizations and other stakeholders to proffer practical solutions that will contribute to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
IDLO is a global intergovernmental organization devoted to promoting the rule of law to advance peace and sustainable development.
Additional information can be viewed on: https://www.idlo.int/SDG16Conference2023