Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement

Equity, Social Justice & ROL across SDGs

Panel Discussion cosponsored by Italy and Pakistan:

From the "what" to the "how”: policy choices; measuring impact; tracking progress.

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2015
  • 1:15 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
  • UN Headquarters New York
  • Conference Room 12

Now that a consensus on the "what" (the coverage of the Sustainable Development Goals, their interrelations and the means to be deployed in support of their implementation) is within reach, it is time to turn the focus of attention to the "how", in terms of policy content and policy choices in setting priorities for action and investments, and in relation to the approaches that should guide national and global assessments of impact and progress.

The dialogue will explore policy and measurement issues that the strong emphasis on "equity", which characterizes the new Agenda, poses for governments and the international community. Further more, it will seek to shed light on crosscutting elements of the new development framework that may appear intangible, but must be acted on ensure that the Agenda becomes a transformative force that makes a real difference on the daily lives of people. In this perspective, the discussion will address the "enabling tools" - policies, laws, institutions, partnerships and synergies among them - of which can best serve to advance equity and the sustainability of development, and will focus on the "substantive" justice outcomes that the rule of law should be geared to promote.

The Roundtable will facilitate an interactive exchange with panelists on a number of questions relevant to the debate that will take place at the July session of the High Level Political Forum on "Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015".

Concept note below.