While progress is made in many places to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to align economic, social and environmental progress globally; the overall speed and level of action is not sufficient to deliver on the targets set for 2030. The United Nations have hence launched the Decade of Action to speed up transformative change in the 2020s. This panel will discuss what can be learned from successful SDG implementation in different places to scale-up transformative action globally. What are common characteristics of successful SDG projects? What role do national governments, international organisations, business, science and civil society have to play to support effective SDG achievement? What impulses can the G20 give to kick-start the Decade of Action? How can the G20 help to operationalise the “leave no one behind principle” and support SDG achievement in Least Developed Countries? How can the G20 support effective global SDG monitoring by pioneering best practice and supporting other countries?
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United Nations Development Programme
JICA Ogata Research Institute
Moderator: Declan Curry
Bayer AG, Germany
Voices of the 2020 Young Global Changers
Ninety young people from around the world were selected to participate in the 2020 Global Solutions Summit as Young Global Changers. These young changemakers from academica, business and civil society contribute and debate in their various working groups on the Summit topics. Watch the video with statements and questions by the YGC Working Group on G20 Support for SDGs and Development Cooperation!
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Policy Recommendations, Policy Briefs and Articles
Policy Briefs contain recommendations and visions and cover policy ares that are of interest to G20 policymakers. The majority of the Policy Briefs has been developed by a corresponding T20 Task Force.
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Gender Economic Equity and the SDG 2030 Agenda: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. Call to Action – the Voices of Women
By Toyin Abiodin, Barbara Orser, Merike Blofield, Mayra Buvinic, Kustisha Ebron and Margo Thomas