From Vision to Transformation – A debate on implementation of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Following the UN Secretary-General’s synthesis report ‘The Road to Dignity: Ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet’, the official intergovernmental negotiations on the new development agenda have now started. These will hopefully culminate in the adoption of new global goals for sustainable development by the UN General Assembly in September.

Event details

Date:2 March 2015
Venue:Medelhavsmuséet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm
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However, reaching an agreement on a shared vision for the future is one thing, another is to implement it. A determining factor will be the implementation readiness of the member states. Factors such as integration of the new global goals into national development strategies and budget planning, assessments of institutional capacity, data availability, accountability structures and partnerships are all critical for success.

UNDP and Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation invite you to a seminar on implementation challenges and on how Sweden can contribute, not only to the adoption of the new agenda but also help support its implementation from the start.

The seminar was live streamed and can be seen here.


Keynote presentations by Magdy Martinez-Soliman, UN Assistant-Secretary-General and UNDP Bureau Director for Policy and Programme Support; and Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary to the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

We start with serving coffee and tea at 12.40.

For more information

For further questions, please contact Alexandra Pärnebjörk, UNDP, +46 (0) 70 230 82 53, alexandra.parnebjork@undp.org or Nina Vollmer, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, +46 (0) 76 541 10 04, nina.vollmer@dhf.uu.se

The event forms part of the seminar series “After 2015 – The road towards the next global development agenda,” jointly organised by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and UNDP Nordic Office.

For further information, please visit www.millenniemalen.nu or www.daghammarskjold.se