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Innovative approaches, visions, models and tools are needed to implement the ambitious Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets. Whilst participants and speakers stressed the unique role that the city of Geneva can play in acting as a hub  concentrating relevant expertise and outreach, there is a need for a revitalised global partnership, too.

The Global Initiative was invited to participate at the Time to Deliver the 2030 Agenda Geneva seminar and was pleased to see how many different actors from different areas are concered about the implementation of the SDGs – many of which are directly or indirectly touched by the issue of transnational organised crime.

Partnerships stood at the heart of the discussion as they have a vital role to play in ensuring  an effective tackling of the three identified challenges the Agenda 2030 brings: integration across 17 goals and 169 targets; universality – delivering those goals in countries facing very different challenges; and the promise to leave no-one behind, or more practically, to reach the furthest behind first.

The one day conference was organised by the New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, with the support of the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Switzerland to the United Nations Office at Geneva, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva on the 4th of November 2016.

Read the event summary here: Geneva Time to Deliver Event Summary.