At a time when intersecting global crises are posing unprecedented challenges to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the International Development Law Organization and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy announce that the fourth SDG 16 Conference will take place from 30 May to 1 June 2023 in Rome, Italy.
Building on the outcomes of the 2019, 2021 and 2022 editions, the Conference will review progress and challenges related to SDG 16, focusing on conflict and shrinking trust in public institutions. The event will also explore SDG 16’s catalytic role in responding to food systems and climate change crises. It will contribute to the 2023 SDG Summit and High-Level Political Forum as well as other intergovernmental processes.
The Conference will bring together representatives of governments, international organizations, civil society, and academia to identify solutions to accelerate progress towards SDG 16 and promote its role in supporting the transition to a more sustainable world.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French, Spanish and Italian for plenary sessions.
Please note the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy complies with accessibility requirements.
Alessandro de Pedys
Director General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy
Managing Editor & Vice President Partnerships, Europe, Australia and New Zealand,
Professor of public policy,
Seoul National University;
Former Deputy Prime Minister, South Korea
Professor, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna and scientific director,
Waste Watcher International Observatory on Food and Sustainability
United Nations Economic and Social Council;
Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York
Access to Justice Specialist,
UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Cristina Timponi Cambiaghi
Senior Global Policy and Advocacy Specialist,
International Land Coalition