Apply to speak at UN High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the SDGs
On Thursday, 21 April 2016 at UNHQ in New York, the President of the UN General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykketoft will convene a High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support prompt and inclusive implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The Thematic Debate will feature a panel discussion on "Action at all levels," which will focus on national responses to implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This panel will include three stakeholder representatives from civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, and one from academia. At the request of the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, UN DESA and UN-NGLS facilitated an open and transparent process to identify these four speakers. Travel funding is provided for three of the four speakers selected through this process. A Stakeholder Selection Committee reviewed nearly 250 applications received, and agreed a short list of candidates to submit to the President of the UN General Assembly Mr. Mogens Lykketoft.
The four speakers selected for the event are:
Ms. Vanessa Rosemary Anyoti, World Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Tanzania
Mr. Najib Saab - Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) - Lebanon
Mr. Thauan dos Santos - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Ms. Siva Thanenthiran - Asian Pacific Resource And Research Centre For Women (ARROW) - Malaysia