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UNGA CONFERENCE 2020

FIVE YEARS OF ACTIONS TOWARDS THE SDGs

23 September 2020, Wednesday | www.unga-conference.org

                                                                        
The UNGA Conference 2020 will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in the margins of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. The UNGA Conference 2020 is organized by the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) in partnership with the JWF’s Global Partners, Member States of the United Nations, UN organs and agencies, and civil society organizations from around the world. 
 
The UNGA Conference is the flagship event of the JWF creating a platform for diverse stakeholders to discuss the Global Agenda 2030 and offer innovative solutions, strategies, and policy recommendations, with the view of further advancing the culture of peace, human rights and sustainable development. The conference gathers together a group of panelists and high-level speakers in 3 Panel Sessions to discuss a particular agenda and propose a framework of action. 
 
Since 2014, the JWF has proudly provided a platform for discussion for hundreds of high-level dignitaries and experts from all over the world, including Heads of States and Delegates to the UN General Assembly, UN High-Level Dignitaries (ASG, USG, PGA), UN accredited diplomats, experts, and prominent civil society actors. Last year, the UNGA Conference 2019 contributed to the SDG #17 in the revitalization of Global Partnerships by mobilizing 36 CSOs and NGOs from 24 countries.
 

Background

 
Five Years of Action Towards the SDGs: The successful implementation of SDG #17 (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development) remains at the focus of the UNGA Conference 2020. The JWF contributes to this mandate by mobilizing its Global Partners to share best-practices and policy suggestions on the achievement of the UN Development Agenda 2030. 
 
In 2015, the Member States committed to a new path of inclusive, transformative and achievable development strategy for humanity and the planet with a mission of “Leaving No One Behind”. The action-oriented 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages all stakeholders including UN Agencies, Member States, private sector, civil society actors and experts to bridge the gap between policy and knowledge, create interlinkages between the goals and accelerate the implementation progress of the SDGs.  
 
This year is a strategic turning point for our global community, as we all fight the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented global threat is however expected to strengthen the international communication and facilitate collaboration between the Member States of the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society organizations, towards a common objective of creating peaceful and inclusive societies, where everyone is equally entitled to human rights, without discrimination.
 
Following a diligent consideration of policy outcomes from relevant sessions of UN WOMEN, ECOSOC, UN DESA, the Commission for Social Development and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the UNGA Conference 2020 includes the below topics. 
 
UNGA Conference 2020: Five Years of Action towards the SDGs will include a comprehensive debate taking stock of the past 5-years of actions towards the SDGs in three areas: (1) Women Empowerment and Gender Equality, (2) SDG #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and (3) Lessons learned from COVID-19 Pandemic: Evolving Social and Economic Development for Sustainability. Finally, the UNGA Conference will also provide a civil society perspective and assessment of major United Nations Conferences and Summits' progress since 2015.

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Schedule

· Stage
UNGA Conference 2020 - Opening Session
Mehmet Kilic
· Stage
Panel Session 1 - Women Empowerment and Gender Equality: 25 Years After the Beijing Declaration
Diane Elson mohna Mohna Donna Orender Houry Geudelekian Diya Wynn
· Stage
Panel Session 2 - Implementing SDG #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Paula Boland Natalia Marcela Molina Michael Collins Waqar  Gillani Shekh Mohammad Altafur Rahman
· Stage
Panel Session 3 - Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Pandemic: Evolving Social and Economic Development for Sustainability
Anton Morozov Basma Alawee JJ  GREEN Jeff Schlegelmilch Shiv Khemka Burak Haylamaz

Speakers

Anton Morozov
Anton Morozov

Member of the High Council of the LDPR, Deputy of the State Duma

Paula Boland
Paula Boland

Paula Boland, UNA-NCA, President

Diane Elson
Diane Elson

Prof. Diane Elson, University of Essex, Department of Sociology, Emeritus Professor

mohna Mohna
mohna Mohna

National Human Rights Commission, Member Commissioner

Basma Alawee
Basma Alawee

Florida Immigrant Coalition, State Refugee Organizer

Mehmet Kilic
Mehmet Kilic

President, JWF

Burak Haylamaz
Burak Haylamaz

Human Rights Solidarity

Shiv Khemka
Shiv Khemka

Vice-Chairman, SUN Group Global, Executive Chairman, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation

Jeff Schlegelmilch
Jeff Schlegelmilch

National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, Director |

JJ  GREEN
JJ GREEN

National Security Correspondent at WTOP Radio

Shekh Mohammad Altafur Rahman
Shekh Mohammad Altafur Rahman

Thammasat University, School of Global Studies

Waqar  Gillani
Waqar Gillani

The News on Sunday, Special Correspondent

Michael Collins
Michael Collins

Institute for Economics and Peace, Executive Director

Natalia Marcela Molina
Natalia Marcela Molina

Member IAWJ

Diya Wynn
Diya Wynn

Amazon Web Services, AI/ML Ethicist Emerging Technologies & Intelligent Platforms GSP

Houry Geudelekian
Houry Geudelekian

NGO CSW, Chair

Donna Orender
Donna Orender

Founder and CEO of Orender Unlimited and Generation W

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