Breaking Silos: Showcasing Integrated Solutions to Help Achieve SDG 16, Gender and Land Related SDGs
The intention to reduce and prevent violence at all levels (SDG 16.1) needs to be cross-sectoral and linked to the access to land and natural resources as highly relevant factors. Emphasizing the indivisibility of the SDGs means to recognize these interlinkages and encourage the identification of synergies and the development of integrated approaches and coherent policies.
Therefore, this side-event asks how cross-sectoral, integrated and inclusive approaches can help to advance SDG 16, gender and land-related goals. What are the inspiring success stories that are showing results and impacts? What are strategies of civil society networks to sustain peace and prevent violence in the context of land? What are the good practices that can be replicated and scaled-up? What are the gaps and constraints and how should we address them? Looking ahead: What steps should we take to accelerate integration on the global and the local level?
To help answer these questions, the Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) has compiled a dossier with good practices, political achievements and challenges, success stories and lessons learned in the prevention of violence in struggles over land and natural resources. The findings of this dossier will serve as a framework for the side-event. An introduction by German Parliamentary State Secretary Dr Maria Flachsbarth (BMZ) will be followed by three brief presentations of integrated solutions in linking SDG 16, gender and land related SDGs. A subsequent panel will discuss key challenges and opportunities to accelerate integrated implementation.