CPAN at the United Nations’ Expert Meeting on SDGs and Poverty Eradication

Andrew Shepherd, CPAN Director, will be attending the United Nations Expert Group Meeting “Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals” in New York on 1-3 of June 2016.

This meeting aims to bring together experts and policy makers to discuss and review current strategies to eradicate poverty and to bring insights to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As this event forms part of the follow up and review process of the Copenhagen World Summit for Social Development Summit in 1995, the participants will seek to identify the policies that have, so far, proven to be successful in implementing the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action (and its revision in 2005) and how these can be further strengthened. The meeting aims also to identify potential strategies to address the root causes of poverty, exclusion and inequality in a more coherent and integrated manner to ensure that no one is left behind.

A deep analysis of the context of successful policies is crucial in order to expend and adapt them to other poor regions in the world. The conference will be built on a series of interactive discussions and presentations on several topics such as the empowerment of the poorest, employment, social protection and agriculture, which are crucial domains in which intervention is needed to lift and keep people out of poverty.

Andrew has been invited to this event to share CPAN’s experience, insight and knowledge on the topic and to give a short presentation on “Enhancing the resilience and reducing the vulnerabilities of the poorest people”. Others will also be presenting and sharing their experiences and findings.

Upon Andrew’s returns from New York, a short video interview will be available on the CPAN website in which Andrew will share his impressions from the conference and discuss further how CPAN’s work contributed to the discussions and recommendations during the event.