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SDGs Conference 2022
INTRODUCING OUR DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS
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SDGs Conference 2022
INTRODUCING OUR DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS
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SDGs Conference 2022
JWF HIGH-LEVEL RECEPTION 2022
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Roundtable
Featuring Distinguished Journalists
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SDGs Conference 2022
In the Margins of the United Nations General Assembly 77th Session
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UNGA Conference 2021
Transforming Our World
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UNGA Conference 2021
PANEL 1: PROGRESS of SDG 17: PARTNERSHIPS for the SDGs
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UNGA Conference 2021
PANEL 3: QUALITY EDUCATION IN THE POST-COVID ERA AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
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UNGA Conference 2021
PANEL 2: CLIMATE CHANGE and ECOLOGICAL THREATS
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UNGA Conference 2020
Five Years of Action Towards the SDGs
23 September 2020, Wednesday
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UNGA Conference 2019
Pioneers In SDGs Projects Awards Ceremony
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SDGs CONFERENCE 2022: In the Margins of the UNGA77

21 September 2022, Wednesday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (EST)
In Partnership with John Jay College of Criminal Justice

SDGs Conference 2022: In the Margins of the UNGA77 is organized on 21 September 2022, Wednesday at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York in partnership with 36 Global Partners from 24 countries. 

SDGs Conference 2022, 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 7th annual SDGs Conference, this global event gathered over 151 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).

As the SDGs Conference is back to hybrid mode, the Journalists and Writers Foundation welcomed delegations of participants from Australia, Greece, South Africa, India, Philippines, and Kenya to attend a series of side events in-person including the JWF High-Level Reception, Roundtable on Journalism and SDGs Conference. The conference live streamed was accessible both on Zoom and JWF`s YouTube channel, which received over 19,000 views from 76 countries. The diversity of the SDGs Conference`s audience and the regional representation of the panelists addressed one of the utmost important missions of this global event contributing to SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals. 

Throughout the day, in three panel sessions, high-level keynotes and expert speakers unfolded the contemporary challenges that the world leaders are also addressing at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and suggested innovative, inclusive, and sustainable policy suggestions for the full, effective, and timely implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This global platform convened 21 speakers from 15 countries and hosted notable speakers including Ministers, UN Ambassadors, journalists, civil society leaders and academicians. 

The dignitaries of the SDGs Conference 2022 included H.E. Ms. Sofia Voultepsi, Deputy Minister of Migration and Asylum in charge of Integration of Greece, H.E. Ms. Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, H.E. Ms. Sophia Tesfamariam, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN, Ms. Charlotta Schlyter, Ambassador and Head of the Section for Sustainable Development at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN and Saša Jurečko, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN. 

As a result of the diligent review of the 2021-2022 agenda items and priority working areas of diverse UN Agencies and Offices, the SDGs Conference addressed (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

UNGA CONFERENCE SINCE 2014

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Thematic Debates

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UNGA Debates

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Global Partnership

Meet 36 Global Partners
from 24 countries

Capacity Building

Learn new skills and knowledge through intensive workshops

Networking

Meet global leaders and changemakers for partnerships

Pioneers in SDGs Awards

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JWF High-Level Reception

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Partnerships for the SDGs

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Five Years of Action Towards the SDGs

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Inclusive Social Development for All

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SGDs to Ensure No one is Left Behind

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