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The 2030 Agenda underlines that the indivisible and integrated nature of the SDGs are of crucial importance in ensuring that the overarching objective of eradicating poverty and putting the world onto a sustainable path is realised. Achieving the SDGs as an indivisible whole and shifting towards sustainable and resilient societies requires applying whole-of-government approaches and enhancing policy and institutional coherence, as called for by SDG Target 17.14. But what does this mean in practice? How can policy coherence for sustainable development help in maximising synergies and addressing trade-offs between highly interconnected SDGs? How can progress be measured?
Against this background, the special event will convene a panel of representatives from governments, civil society and international and research organisations to:
Participans will discuss these issues in the context of the special theme for the 2018 HLPF “transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”. The discussions will focus on:
The outcome of the discussions will inform the work underway by UN Environment, as a custodian agency, for developing the methodology for the SDG global indicator 17.14.1.
The event also aims to contribute to the High-level Political Forum’s theme by enabling an interactive discussion among key decision makers and experts on how to foster mutually-reinforcing policies to ensure a successful transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.