International Development Law Organization

HLPF 2024 IDLO Side Event

Monday, 8 July 2024, 1:15-2:30 pm EDT
United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 7
Side event at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2024

The event will be live-streamed on UN Web TV.

Challenges to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda are mounting on all fronts. This includes rising social and economic inequalities that have reversed three decades’ worth of progress on poverty reduction; the effects of climate change and increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather and climate hazards; food insecurity; the erosion of fundamental rights and freedoms; creeping authoritarianism; shrinking civic space, which has amplified discrimination and back-sliding on gender equality; and the proliferation of conflicts.

The causes and effects of these crises – and the actions needed to address them – are interconnected and deeply rooted in issues of human rights, justice, equity, inclusion, accountability and good governance.

Drawing on IDLO’s four decades of experience, the event will provide tangible examples of how the rule of law, which is at the core of SDG 16, can catalyse progress across the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. With a focus on the SDGs under review at HLPF 2024, SDG 1 (No poverty), SDG 2 (Zero hunger), SDG 13 (Climate action), SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions), and SDG 17 (Partnerships), the event will showcase complementary game-changing approaches at the country level.