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Leave no one behind in national planning

Join IRF and the Government of Sweden to discuss How can national level strategic planning ensure that no one is left behind at the High Level Political Forum in New York on Friday 15 July, 6.15pm, Conference Room 10, UN Conference Building.

The aspiration of the SDGs is that no one will be left behind, photo: Zoriah via flickr.com, creative commons licence.

IRF will join with the Government of Sweden for a side event at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York on Friday 15 July to discuss how national level strategic planning can ensure that governments implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fulfill the 2030 Agenda’s aspiration to leave no one behind.

Speakers from the Swedish, Indian and South African governments have been invited to describe how their countries are using the goal framework to inform their national planning processes, highlighting issues of leadership and innovative approaches.

Oskar Thorslund, Administrative Director in the Office of the Swedish Prime Minister will present Sweden’s national agency approach, and this will then be explored at the city-level, with a presentation from the Mayor of Gothenburg, Lena Malm.

Elizabeth Stuart from IRF partner, ODI, will participate in a panel on the political, research and civil society perspectives on national planning activities.

George Varughese (Development Alternatives) and Masego Madzwamuse (OSISA) will lead the discussions on behalf of IRF.

Måns Nilsson (SEI) said: “The 2030 Agenda’s call to “leave no one behind” has considerable implications for national governments, which they implicitly endorsed when they signed the 2030 Agenda. Inclusion, equity, sustainability and collective global responsibility need to be incorporated into planning and decision making. Our speakers will be able to share the innovative approaches that are being taken by their governments.”

The event will take place from 6.15 – 7.30pm in Conference Room 10 in the UN Conference Building.