In an op-ed, Oxfam executive director Winnie Byanyima explains how a group of world leaders, supported by CIC and Oxfam, came together to speak out on rising inequality during UNGA.
"In a quiet corner of New York, I witnessed hope emerging from a new place...a group of progressive leaders of countries both rich and poor who have come together in common cause to tackle extreme inequality and exclusion," she writes.
Bringing together the heads of the main organs of the United Nations, the Presidents of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the ECOSOC, the International Court of Justice and, as well as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, this high-level dialogue will underscore the value of multilateral efforts and international cooperation in support of the collective objectives and the need to recommit to the ideals of the Charter as we prepare for the 75th anniversary of the UN.
Heads of state and government will convene during the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place from July 9-18 in New York City, to review the 2030 Agenda for the first time since it was presented in September 2015.
The Task Force on Justice, an initiative of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies will present their report at the World Justice Forum VI in The Hague, defining the opportunity for the justice movement in 2019.
The peace and security field lags behind other sectors, like the humanitarian and development fields, in using data to drive innovation. It also lacks a community of practice across sectors (government, private sector, multilaterals, civil society). This community is needed in order to identify and build on lessons learned, prioritize the most important needs and gaps, and prevent duplication and supply-driven product development.