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High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
6 April, 2016
(UN Headquarters, New York) The 70th President of the General Assembly will host a High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals to significantly increase international awareness and political momentum around the implementation of the SDGs. It will also be a unique opportunity to address the synergy between the COP21 outcome and the 2030 Agenda. Leaders will be offered a platform to catalyse action, discuss concrete steps forward and mobilize potential implementation partners. The event will include a session dedicated to Technology and Data for SDGs.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identified technology and data as means of implementation. The creation, development and diffusion of new innovations and technologies are powerful drivers of sustainable development. High quality, accessible, timely, reliable and disaggregated data is essential for evidence-based decision making as well as effective monitoring and follow-up of the implementation of the SDGs. The Technology & Data for SDG session aims to stimulate discussions and galvanize actions among all stakeholders to harness the full potential of technology and high quality and timely data for the implementation of SDGs by showcasing good practice and addressing key challenges.