SDG 16 Conference 2022 - People-Centred Governance in a Post-Pandemic World

UN DESA, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), and the Government of Italy organized the SDG 16 Conference 2022. 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 explored 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 examined 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 highlighted 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. The Conference was held from 21 to 22 April in a hybrid format. For more information click here.