EGM on Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to achieve Sustainable Development for All, 8-11 May 2017
The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to achieve Sustainable Development for All“, aims to make specific policy recommendations on effective strategies for eradicating poverty in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to evaluate the implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017). Given this is the policy year for the two-year cycle of the Commission for Social Development, the meeting will build on the outcomes of the 55th session of the Commission that reviewed strategies that countries have implemented to eradicate poverty.
The meeting will seek to highlight innovative approaches and strategies that have proven to be successful in reducing poverty at the global, regional and national levels. The meeting also aims to deepen the understanding of myriad challenges that impede progress in reducing poverty, and address their linkages with poverty eradication strategies. The meeting will also review institutional mechanisms that support coherent and coordinated implementation of poverty eradication strategies within the context of the 2030 Agenda.
All of the above will facilitate the deliberations of the Commission for Social Development at its fifty sixth session as well as the 72nd session of the General Assembly. Experts will have the opportunity to engage in open and inclusive discussions through various sessions. To accomplish these objectives, the meeting will bring together experts from academia, national governments, civil society, and the UN system. The first two days will be devoted to examining policies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all while the second segment of the EGM will be dedicated to reviewing the implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty, including the UN system-wide Plan of Action on the Decade.
Learn more about the EGM on Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to achieve Sustainable Development for All, 8-11 May 2017, UN Headquarters in New York.