CEPA Discusses Institutional Aspects of SDG 16

By Natalie Risse/IISD — On 8-9 April, CEPA participants discussed the institutional aspects of SDG 16, namely on effectiveness, accountability and inclusiveness, which are the key components of the “Principles of effective governance for sustainable development,” agreed at CEPA 17 and endorsed by ECOSOC in July 2018. DESA briefed participants on the two HLPF sessions taking place in 2019, noting that the co-facilitators for the political declaration – the Permanent Representatives of Bahamas and Sweden – will start consultations in May or June, and hope to produce a short, focused and action-oriented outcome.

Read the full article summarising the first two days of the CEPA discussions.