Southern Voice: High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) Side Event- Global Policy Roundtable

South-South Global Thinkers Team


  • When: 6 July 2021 at 7:30 am – 9:00 am EST 
  • How to Join: Register here for the event.

This event will connect policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders to debate the following questions:

  1. What are emerging trends on SDG 16 (peace, justice and inclusion), with a particular focus on the Global South? How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected progress on this Goal in different contexts?
  2. Peace, justice and inclusion can support progress on the 2030 Agenda as a whole, including on health, the economy and the environment. What do we know about these ‘SDG 16 interlinkages’ and how can we use them pro-actively as levers to inform recovery?

The event will showcase relevant findings from research collaborations such as:

  • Emerging trends on SDG 16 from regional roundtables and thematic e-discussions aimed at amplifying research and perspectives from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Led by Southern Voice.
  • SDG 16 interlinkages across the 2030 Agenda. Led by the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

Moderator will be Mr. Arvinn Gadgil, Director of the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre.

A high-level opening will be followed by the presentation of research findings:

  • 7:30 am – 7:40 am: Opening (10 minutes)
  • 7:40 am – 8:25 am: Global Roundtable Discussion (45 minutes)
    • Natasha Palansuriya | Senior Researcher, The Centre for Poverty Analysis
    • Adedeji Adeniran | Director of Governance and Education Research, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa
    • Dr Carolina Tchintian | Director of the Political Institutions Program, Centre for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth
    • Anita Breuer | Senior Researcher, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • 8:25 am – 8:35 am: Respondents (10minutes)
    • Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations
    • Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations
  • 8:35 am – 8:50 am: Q&A and Discussion (15 minutes)
  • 8:50 am – 9:00 am: Closing (10 minutes)

Click here to access the details on the Southern Voice website.