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JWF SDGs CONFERENCE 2022: TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD

In the Margins of the United Nations General Assembly 77th Session

21 September 2022, Wednesday | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)

In the margins of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) and its 36 Global Partners from 24 countries are organizing the JWF SDGs Conference on 21 September 2022, Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST).

 The JWF SDGs Conference, formerly known as the UNGA Conference, is the flagship event of the Journalists and Writers Foundation, creating a platform for diverse stakeholders to discuss the Global Agenda 2030, offer innovative solutions, strategies, and policy recommendations to advance the culture of peace, human rights, and sustainable development. As 2022 marks the 8th annual SDGs Conference, this global event gathered over 130 high-level speakers across the globe forming an interdisciplinary group of distinguished panelists to discuss a particular set of agenda over three panel sessions and propose a framework for action for the full and effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the Post-COVID19 Era, as the world continues to witness widespread human rights violations endangering the peace and security, hindering sustainable development, and damaging our planet, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres says “now is the time to re-embrace global solidarity, find ways to work together for the common good and renew the social contract between Governments and their people within societies”.  Secretary-General Guterres` way forward continues to empower civil society organizations as the focal points of development and ensures opportunities for engagement across the intergovernmental levels.

In the light of “Our Common Agenda”, which was adopted at the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the JWF remains committed to working towards the SDG 17: “Partnerships for the Goals” as the Global Goals can only be implemented with strong global partnerships and cooperation. The JWF has been contributing to this profound mission of building inclusive partnerships by sharing civil society best practices from all the regions of the world and initiating people-centered policy proposals for the achievement of the UN Development Agenda 2030.

As a result of the diligent review of the 2021-2022 agenda items and priority working areas of diverse UN Agencies and Offices, the JWF SDGs Conference will address (1) The Global State of Peace and Conflict Resolution (2) Gender-Based Crimes in Conflict Zones (3) Migration and Refugee Policies: Intergovernmental Responses to Recent Displacements in the margins of the UNGA 77th Session on 21 September 2022, Wednesday.

PANEL 1 - The Global State of Peace and Conflict Resolution

PANEL 2 - Gender-Based Crimes in Conflict Zones

PANEL 3 - Migration and Refugee Policies: Intergovernmental Responses to Recent Displacements

  • The role of civil society in establishing sustainable peace and security
  • Wars and conflicts as a threat to sustainable development
  • The transitional justice as a key component of conflict resolution
  • Food security under conflict settings
  • Violence against women journalists in armed conflicts  
  • Violations faced by women human rights defenders under authoritarian regimes
  • Conflict-related sexual violence as a weapon of war under the International Criminal Court and Rome Statute 
  • Intergovernmental initiatives and NGO best-practices to combat gender-based crimes in conflict zones
  • The cross-cutting issue of migration, refugees, and the SDGs: implementation and progress
  • International Organization for Migration`s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) 
  • Climate crisis inducing and waves of migration and refugees
  • Conflict-related enforced migration

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