WFUNA is excited to announce the 2020 16+ Annual Forum will take place in San José, Costa Rica April 26-29, 2021. The 16+ Forum was launched in April 2016 as a a platform committed to SDG 16+ and to showcasing what it means to advance peaceful, just and inclusive societies in policy and practice at all levels and for a wide community of stakeholders – governments, civil society, the UN, regional and international organizations, academia, private sector and media.
As the core of the 2030 Agenda’s Peaceful, Just and Inclusive pillar, SDG 16+ offers a catalytic opportunity to fully realize the 2030 Agenda, as an integrated and mutually-reinforcing whole focused on advancing government accountability, building trust, and sustaining peace.
Through its gatherings, events and publications, the 16+ Forum facilitates dialogue and exchange, capturing lessons learned while convening a variety of stakeholders to advance meaningful and universal implementation of SDG 16+ and our collective efforts to ensure that no one is left behind.
Costa Rica is about to celebrate the bicentennial of its independence in 2021 and will present its second Voluntary National Review at HLPF in July 2020. This commemoration, as well as the global context of the Decade of Action for the Delivery of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides a very timely opportunity to be the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to host the 2020 16+ Forum Annual Showcase, as well as to help further the implementation of SDG 16+ across countries and contexts, and at all levels.
Read more about the 16+ Forum here.