C7
Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals - lessons to date [roundtable]

Convenors:
Matt Foster (The Open University)
Myles Wickstead (King's College London)
Stream:
Opening (up) Development Practice
Location:
Library, Seminar Room 4
Wednesday 19 June, 15:30-17:00

Short abstract:

With 12 years to go until 2030 now is a critical time to consider what can be learnt from efforts to implement the SDG to date, this panel will look for lessons from implementation to date including within the UK where the is scope for very different responses from the devolved administrations

Long abstract:

• 51 countries are planning to present Voluntary National Reviews during the July 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) • This will mark 4 years from the agreement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and with 12 years to go this ambitious plan of action is already many years behind target • The 2030 Agenda outcome document states that cohesive nationally owned strategies supported by integrated financial frameworks will form the heart of the implementation of the SDGs • Sustainable development in the UK is a devolved mater, the devolved administration in Northern Island, Scotland, and Wales also have the opportunity to respond as well as England - and it appears that there has been very different responses • A debate in the House of Lords on 22 November 2018 will look at how the SDGs are being implemented domestically in the UK. This panel will convene a discussion between people instrumental to the formulation and agreement of the goals and their implementation to reflect on progress since 2015 and consider: • Are the SDGs still relevant in the new changing world order in 2019? • Which countries are progressing most effectively and why? • How does the situation look within the UK? • What does the UK international development community need to do differently to accelerate progress? Papers will be invited from politicians and civil servants (including members of the APPG on SDGs), academics, private sector and NGOs (through the UKSSD network)