19 Jul. 2023

Change The System, Shift The Power: Addressing Structural and Systemic Barriers for Transformative Change HLPF2023

At the mid-point of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, we are still far from making progress in the Asia Pacific region, and there is an urgent need to ensure the planning, implementation and follow up of the SDGs in the region is embedded in human rights approaches, and gender equality and equity principles. Women, girls, young people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI persons, older persons, and marginalized and socially excluded groups continue to be disadvantaged and left behind and concerted actions by governments are necessary to accelerate actions towards SDGs by taking affirmative actions towards excluded and marginalized groups by addressing structural and systemic barriers.

From July 10th to 19th, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will be held a the UN Headquarters in New York. The forum constitutes the main intergovernmental arena for the global monitoring and review of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

RLS-NYC advisor for climate financing and development Tetet Nera-Lauron will be speaking at this HLPF side event organized by APRCEM, APWLD, ARROW, and UNESCAP.

This online panel will explore the integrated, indivisible, and interlinked nature of the SDGs, and why it is crucial to address structural and systemic barriers to achieve full implementation of the Agenda 2030 and showcase transformative change happening on the ground where CSOs are leading the change for the system and shifting the power to the people.

July 19th, 7:30am – 9am ET (7:30pm – 9pm MYT)