TAP Network at the
2021 High-Level Political Forum

Join the TAP Network as we engage extensively around the 2021 United Nations High-Level Political Forum from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July, to address our collective priorities of SDG16+ and accountability for the 2030 Agenda.

TAP at the HLPF

With SDG16 under review at the HLPF for the second time, TAP Network's engagement and advocacy around the conference will be extensive and ambitious. Given the virtual nature of this year's events, we hope that our Members and Partners will utilize this page frequently to get the most up-to-date information on how to engage effectively around the HLPF and SDG16+ advocacy with us. Continue to explore this page which contains TAP Network's event schedule, our advocacy causes and the events of our Members and Partners.

TAP Network's Events at the 2021 HLPF

Voices of SDG16+: Resilient Recovery through Local Action on SDG16+

Tuesday 13 July, 2021
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EST

Join us for the annual showcasing of the Voices of SDG16+ Campaign’s videos selected from the 2021 video campaign, as well as updates from Voices of SDG16+ alumni. 

SDG16+: a United Framework to Build Forward Better

Wednesday, 14 July
8:00 - 9:00 EST

The event will call on the global community to make SDG16+ the foundation for reset and recovery efforts, and for building more resilient societies and institutions going forward.

Past Events

Launch of the TAP Network SDG16+ Civil Society Toolkit

Thursday 8 July, 2021
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EST

Join TAP in the launch of our updated Civil Society Toolkit – a practical resource guide for planning, implementation and acccountability to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

Revisiting Rome: Launch of the 2021 Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+

Wednesday, 7 July 9 AM to 10 AM EST

Side-event to showcase the revised Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+, featuring voices from civil society speaking to the urgent need for action to advance SDG16+

Revisiting Rome: Launch of the 2021 Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+

Wednesday, 7 July 9 AM to 10 AM EST

Side-event to showcase the revised Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+, featuring voices from civil society speaking to the urgent need for action to advance SDG16+

Impact of the Pandemic on Measuring Progress oh SDG16+: Looking Forward, Tackling Obstacles

Monday 12 July
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EST

Side event of the SDG 16 Data Initiative, in the margins of the 2021 High-Level Political Forum.  This event seeks to enable a conversation to discuss evidence-base findings and propose forward looking recommendation to recover from the pandemic, enhancing methodologies for measuring progress, the availability of data, and the effects on the quality of institutions

UN SDGs Learning: Mainstreaming SDG 16+ in VNRs and National Development Planning 

Thursday 8 July, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM EST

As a part of an annual series of learning labs on the SDGs, this event will the wide ranging resources that SDG16+
Community Partners have to offer in regards to advancing SDG16+ at all levels.

UN SDGs Learning: Unmasking inequalities, accelerating change: using disaggregated and citizen-generated data to foster SDG reporting and Accountability

Tuesday 6 July, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM EST

As a part of an annual series of learning labs on the SDGs, this event will the importance of disaggregated data in tracking progress on the SDGs and the pledge to Leave No One Behind.

Accelerating the SDGs Monitoring and Implementation actions using SDG 16+

Wednesday 7 July, 2021
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EST

Side-event on Monitoring and Implementing SDG16+ by civil society

Our Advocacy

Launch of the TAP Network's SDG16+ Civil Society Toolkit

We are thrilled to launch an updated resource guide on SDG16+, and present to you the NEW TAP Network SDG16+ Civil Society Toolkit.  The publication will be launched at our official HLPF Side-Event on Tuesday 8 July, from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

Global SDG Accountability Report

The Global SDG Accountability Report is a first-of-its-kind publication that aims to survey the current state of accountability (or lack thereof) for the 2030 Agenda at subnational, national and international levels.

2021 Rome Civil Society Declaration 2.0

This 2021 Addendum to the original Rome Declaration from 2019, the 2021 Rome Declaration serves as a firm and urgent reminder for the global community that peaceful, just and inclusive societies are at the core of not only sustainable development, but also sustainable recovery, especially at a time like this. In the midst of a protracted global crisis, the Rome Declaration 2.0, presented at the 2021 HLPF, is a renewed call for accelerated action on SDG 16 and the 2030 Agenda.

Voices of SDG16+ Campaign

Voices of SDG16+: Stories of Global Action is a collaborative campaign to bring the work of civil society on SDG16+ to the global level of discussions at the United Nations. Individuals and partners from around the world will have the opportunity to submit short videos telling their “stories” of best practices and extraordinary efforts being undertaken towards SDG16+ at the national and local levels. Some individuals will be sponsored to attend the HLPF in person and share their work with the UN community and policymakers.

Mainstreaming SDG16

Amidst extraordinary and unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, compounding already strained systems of governance globally, failing institutions, shrinking civic space and increasing social unrest driven by entrenched, structural injustice, this resource seeks to support the realization of more peaceful, just and inclusive societies through Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Voluntary National Review (VNR) process.

TAP Network's Storytelling Initiative

In 2021, TAP Network launched the TAP Storytelling Initiative, which aims closely and frequently highlight the work of our Network through working directly with them to produce quality online content about their endeavors.  We hope that these opportunities will not only offer heightened visibility of the work of our Network, but will also inspire and educate more commitments to SDG16 and transparency and accountability for the 2030 Agenda as a whole. 

Events and Resources by TAP Members and Partners

Find below the details of the events TAP Members, Partners and Collaborators are hosting around the dates of the 2021 HLPF.  Submit your own organization’s event to be featured on this page at the link below.

New Publication: Grasping the Justice Gap
Author(s): World Justice Project and Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies
Year: 2021

Billions of people face critical unmet justice needs. More effective collection and use of justice data can help transform justice systems from providing justice for the few to delivering justice for all. This paper takes stock of research and experience in improving justice data, and identifies data priorities for improving people-centered justice. This paper recommends data priorities to advance justice for all. In 2019, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s leading justice organizations and experts estimated that 5.1 billion people—two-thirds of the world’s population—lack meaningful access to justice.

Insecurity Challenge in Nigeria & Launching CSCD’s Grassroots Spotlight Scorecard Towards VNR/HLPF2021
Host: Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCD) and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Nigeria

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 8 AM to 10 AM EST

African Roundtables on Migration Challenge: African Migration Issues and Perspectives
Host: African Coalition on Migration and Development in collaboration with Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCD)
Thursday, 15 July 2021, 7:30 AM EST
Together for Reliable Information – Highlighting Civil Society Efforts to Monitor SDG Target 16.10 in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Host: Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists, UNESCO, the International Coalition for safety of journalists
Friday, 9 July 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 EST
French and Spanish interpretation will be provided
Integrated solutions to interlinked problems: why we must tackle discriminatory corruption to leave no one behind and how to do it.
Host: Equal Rights Trust & Transparency International
13th July, 07:30-09:00 New York Time
How do we measure access to justice?
Host: The International Legal Foundation
Friday, July 16 7:30-9a.m. EST
A New Multilateralism for Sustainable Development – A dialogue on building our common future and achieving SDGs
Host: Together 2030 with CEPEI, Sightsavers and World Vision
Wednesday, 7 July, 13:00 – 14:30 ET
Coming to Peace with COVID-19
Tuesday, 6 July, 7:30 – 9:00 ET