Date Tuesday 18 July 2017
Time 13:15–14:30 (UTC)
Location Conference room 11, UN Plaza, New York
About To implement Agenda 2030, governments and civil society committed to work for all people and segments of society, leaving no one behind and endeavouring to reach those furthest behind first. Many initiatives around the world are working to deliver on the pledge to leave no one behind and guarantee the transformative promise of the SDGs is not lost.
The event will showcase outstanding recent efforts to identify who is being left behind and why; improve data and accountability; and build broader engagement to implement a universal agenda.
The event will:
- promote international coordination, joint learning and build momentum for implementation of the leave no one behind pledge and data disaggregation
- showcase key findings from dynamic global initiatives: including the Leave No One Behind Partnership, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and recent UN projects
- share good practice on facilitating the meaningful participation of those left behind and ensuring accountability through improved data
- foster joint commitments to improve data disaggregation, develop multi-stakeholder partnerships and galvanise action for inclusive implementation of this agenda.
Speakers will include:
- Hon Dr Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Government of Kenya
- Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Government of the Netherlands
- Neil Briscoe, Deputy Director and Head of Global Partnerships, Department for International Development, UK
- Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development Programme
- Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
- Claire Melamed, Executive Director, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
- Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives
- Oli Henman, Head of International Networks, CIVICUS
- Alice Macdonald, Campaign Director, Project Everyone
- Romilly Greenhill, Senior Research Fellow – Team Leader, Overseas Development Institute