The SDG 16+ Consultations

The SDG 16+ Consultations

Driven by a coalition of SDG 16 global initiatives

Technical consultations


As part of this campaign leading up to HLPF 2019, the UNDP, in partnership with the coalition of SDG 16+ global initiatives, supported a series of technical consultation on SDG 16+. This was both online and in-person, aiming to highlight progress on monitoring, reporting and implementation of SDG 16+, and distill key messages for the thematic review of SDG 16. The objective of the consultations was to identify good practices in monitoring, reporting and implementation of SDG 16+, strengthen country programming and support to national partners in delivering on SDG 16+.

These technical consultations:

  • Highlighted key trends and achievements on SDG 16+
  • Provided case studies illustrating SDG 16+ in action
  • Demonstrated how progress on SDG 16+ enables progress across the 2030 Agenda
  • Identified challenges and opportunities on mainstreaming SDG 16+ as part of national/sub-national development and SDG implementation plans, including in crisis contexts
  • Identified how inclusive planning, monitoring and reporting can be leveraged
  • Made key policy recommendations
HLPF Consultation Diagram

Completed Consultations:

Rule of Law and Access to Justice for All
Freetown, Sierra Leone
11 October 2018
Click to access: (Concept Note) (Summary)

Inclusion and Human Rights
Praia, Cabo Verde
28-30 November 2018
Click to access: (Concept Note) (Summary EN) (Summary PT)
Inclusive Participation and Civic Engagement
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
26-28 February 2019
Click to access: (Concept Note) (Summary)
Inclusive Institutions
Tunis, Tunisia
26-27 March 2019
Click to access: (Concept Note) (Summary)
SDG 16 Accelerators
Panama City, Panama
2-3 April 2019
Click to access: (Concept Note)
Access to Justice for Sustaining Peace
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
16-17 May 2019
Click to access: (Concept Note)


SDG 16+ Online Consultations

To enable contributions from a wide range of stakeholders, a series of online consultations were held on the SDG 16 Hub, providing an opportunity to define key messages, highlight key stories and good practices, and share case studies of what has worked best in the implementation of SDG 16+.

These inputs shaped the technical consultations and fed into the SDG 16+ Report and UN DESA Expert Group Meeting. 

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