The UN Day at the UN in Geneva: Walking the Talk – Transformative Pathways for Achieving the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals are a global commitment to “transforming our world” and eradicating poverty in all its forms everywhere. The challenge now is to put this vision into action. How can this be achieved?

During an End Poverty Day event at the UN in Geneva, panellists will provide some answers to this question, by exploring how innovative policies that integrate social, environmental and economic aspects can lead to inclusive societies that leave no one behind.

The event is the Geneva launch of the UNRISD 2016 Flagship Report “Policy Innovations for Transformative Change”.

Drawing on numerous policy innovations from the South, the report goes beyond buzzwords and brings to the development community a definition of transformation which can be used as a benchmark for policy making towards the 2030 Agenda. Bringing together five years of UNRISD research across six areas— social policy, care policy, social and solidarity economy, eco-social policy, domestic resource mobilization, and politics and governance—the report explores what transformative change really means for societies and individuals.

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The launch is taking place on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and is part of the United Nations Office at Geneva’s (UNOG) official programme to mark this important day in the calendar of the international development community.

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will also be marked at UNOG by International Movement ATD Fourth World in an event called “Moving from humiliation to exclusion to participation: ending poverty in all its forms” with a focus on the right to adequate housing.