We worked on a Together 2030 event on Friday 15 July, where we had representatives from civil society organisations from Uganda, Ghana and Spain discuss their engagement on the implementation of the agenda in their context. We also had representatives from the governments of Sierra Leone and the Philippines discussing the agenda from their perspectives, and a great speech by the Assistant Secretary General Thomas Gass, from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
We supported the International Disability Alliance/International Disability and Development Consortium event on Monday 18 July, with the perspectives of five people with disabilities from the review countries on engaging with governments in their countries.
I also spoke on behalf of Together 2030 in the Trusteeship Chamber, during the main meeting, on regional fora for follow up and review.
My personal highlight of the week was seeing a quality report from Sierra Leone, having worked so closely with its government over the last few months.
During the week there were also some good ideas starting to take shape on how to implement the Agenda effectively in programme countries, but there’s still a lot of discussion needed around this before decisions are made. Lessons from innovative projects, like our data disaggregation project, are in great demand. Watch this space!
By Andrew Griffiths, Head of Advocacy at Sightsavers.