People-centred governance in a post-pandemic world
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the International Development Law Organization, and the Government of Italy are organizing the SDG 16 Conference 2022, to be held from 21 to 22 April in a hybrid format. Building on the outcomes of the 2019 and 2021 editions and drawing on the insights of participants from government, international organizations, civil society, academia and youth, the Conference will explore how a people-centred approach to governance can help rebuild trust, accelerate progress towards sustainable development and tackle the challenges facing a post-COVID world.
The Conference will examine how COVID-19 has contributed to the root causes and drivers of conflict and instability, challenged the delivery of public services, threatened the rule of law and increased inequality and exclusion. It will highlight innovations made in response to the pandemic, including approaches to build and sustain development in conflict-affected contexts, strengthen institutional resilience, promote people-centred justice, and address inequalities while leaving no one behind.
Please note that due to COVID-19 related restrictions, there will be limited space at the conference venue. In-person participation therefore is by invitation only. Registration is required for online attendance.
Head, Unit for Strategy, Global Processes and International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
General Director of Italian International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Antonia Marie De Meo
Director, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa and Civil Society Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership
Lawrence O. Gostin
Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University
Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome, Vice-President of the Assembly of Parties of IDLO
Director, Global Social Justice Program, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University
Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and International Cooperation for the Human Rights of LGBTIQ+ people, MFA and International Cooperation, Italy
Ambassador for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Lily Fati Soale
Director, Finance and General Administration, Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Ghana
Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini
Magistrate, Legal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
Director of Global Programmes and Permanent Observer International IDEA to the United Nation