16+ Forum

Goal 16 : Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions for all levels
16+ Forum

As the core of the Peaceful, Just and Inclusive pillar of the 2030 Agenda, SDG 16 is one of the more innovative aspects of the new development framework, focused on advancing government accountability, building trust, and sustaining peace. In April of 2016, WFUNA launched the 16+ Forum, a platform to bring together governments, local and international civil society organizations (CSOs), members of the UN system, the private sector and academia to discuss and share best practices on efforts to implement SDG 16+ at national, sub-national and regional levels.  

Created as a partnership between the Permanent Missions of Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Sweden, the Republic of Korea, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, the g7+ and WFUNA, the 16+ Forum aims to underscore interlinkages between SDG 16, the wider agenda 2030 Agenda, as well as other UN priorities, such as Sustaining Peace. Drawing from best practices, innovative efforts, success stories, as well as challenges, the 16+ Forum is a space for interested actors to engage with SDG 16+ in both policy and practice. 

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  • Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of Timor Leste to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations
  • g7+ Secretariat

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

2nd 16+ Forum Annual Showcase, Freetown, Sierra Leone 7-10 October (See details)

    The Path to HLPF 2019: From ambition to results for SDG 16+

    22 June, 9am - 6pm, Bohemian National Hall, New York

    Co-hosted with the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies and the Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

  • See Event Flyer
  • See Program Agenda
  • See Photo Gallery

    Inclusion In Process and Policy: Civil society participation and partnership in advancing SDG 16+

    22 May, 1:15pm - 2:30pm, UN Conference Room 6, New York

    Hosted by the Permanent Missions of the Czech Republic, Georgia, and Timor-Leste

  • See Program and Speakers
  • See Coverage of the event

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