European Institute for Asian Studies
Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: From Vision to Realization
  • Start10:00 AM - Jul 05 2016
  • End12:30 PM - Jul 05 2016
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1000 Brussels
  • +32 2 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org


Programme

09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mr Axel Goethals, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies

Mr Andrew Bradley, Director, Office of International IDEA to the EU

 10:15-11:15  Panel Discussion
Dr Jan Vandemoortele, Independent Researcher, and co-author of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Mr Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary-General for Economic and Global Issues, European External Action Service (EEAS)

Mr Bogdan Vanden Berghe, Managing Director, 11.11.11

Mr Jean-Louis Ville, Acting Director, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Moderator: Mr Andrew Bradley, Director, Office of International IDEA to the EU

11:15-11:45 Keynote Address
Alexander de Croo, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Post and Telecommunications
11:45-12:15 Exchange of Views & Conclusions
12:15-12:30 Closing Remarks
H.E. Mr Khishigdelger Davaadorj, Ambassador of Mongolia to the EU and Local Chair of the Council of International IDEA Member States
12:30 Networking Lunch

Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: From Vision to Realization

Through the endorsement of SDG 16, the international community has set out a shared vision to foster peaceful, stable and just societies, and acknowledged the central role that effective, inclusive and accountable institutions play in enabling sustainable development. There can be no sustainable development without democratic governance and respect for human rights. Therefore, the inclusion of people’s voices in monitoring progress towards SDG 16 is essential. Accountability to citizens, in particular accountability through democratic political processes, is a crucial enabler of all the SDGs. Such democratic accountability can contribute to making the SDGs monitoring framework truly people-centered; this is particularly evident with, though not limited to, SDG 16.

The Roundtable will reflect on national and European strategies and actions for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and will address, inter alia, the following questions:
– What are the challenges of mainstreaming SDG 16 in sustainable development processes, and how could the implementation of SDG 16 be reinforced at EU and country levels?
– Which margins do countries have to select and adapt SDG targets? How is this being done at the EU level, and which kind of assistance could be provided to partner countries?
– What demands exist for democratic governance, and how can democratic accountability be assured in the SDGs monitoring framework?


This Roundtable, organised by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in cooperation with the Embassy of Mongolia and EIAS, will reflect on national and European strategies and actions for the successful implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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