Next steps for SDGs after HLPF 2023

10:00 | Opening and welcoming remarks

Maurizio Reale, President of the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO)

10:15 | Setting the scene – from the UN to the EU

Moderated by Ozlem Yildirim, Member of the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO)

  • Keynote address: Global perspectives on sustainable development
    Camilla Brückner, Director of the UN/UNDP Office in Brussels and Representative of the UN System in the EU
  • The EU's sustainable development journey: achievements and challenges
    Vesa Terävä, Head of Unit, European Green Deal - Secretariat General, European Commission
  • National perspectives and setting the agenda during the Spanish Council Presidency
    Gabriel Castañares, Director-General of Accelerating Policies for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Ministry of Agenda 2030 and Social Rights

Q&A and discussion with Memb

11:30 | Taking stock of civil society engagement

Moderated by Arnaud Schwartz, Vice-President of the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO)

  • Civil Society Monitoring and Advocacy for the SDGs
    Bernhard Zlanabitnig, Steering Group member, SDG Watch Europe
  • Workers' perspectives and labour rights
    Diego López González, Development Cooperation Policy Coordinator, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • The views of external partners on the SDG implementation
    Brenda Uwase Akankunda - Independent Trade, Investment and Sustainable Development Policy Analyst from Uganda – CONCORD partner
  • Empowering Youth for Sustainable Development
    Daniele Taurino, Board member, European Youth Forum (EYF)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practices
    Andreas Brieger, Director for Sustainable Development, SMEunited

Q&A and discussion with Members

12:50 | Concluding remarks

Maurizio Reale, President of the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO)