2023 High Level Political Forum
with TAP Network

Join the TAP Network as we participate in the United Nations High-Level Political Forum from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July.

TAP at the HLPF

The 2023 HLPF represents an important milestone as a critical “on-ramp” leading into the 2023 SDG Summit in September 2023. Additionally, with 2023 representing the “halfway point” to the 2030 Agenda, this year’s HLPF provides an important opportunity to reflect on backsliding progress towards SDG16+, and examine solutions for turning things around in the second half of implementation towards 2030. At the 2023 HLPF, the TAP Network will look to build further momentum around its #SDG16Now Campaign leading up to the SDG Summit, and will also launch the “Halfway to 2030 Report on SDG16+” – a first-of-its-kind global civil society report on the state of progress towards SDG16+.

TAP Network's Events at the 2023 HLPF

VNR review through SDGs 16 Plus lens: How inclusive and transparent the process has been?

Tuesday, 11 July 2023
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EST

Event Organizers: Forus International, Asia Development Alliance (ADA), TAP Network

This UN High-Level Political Forum side event aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of the current state of promoting peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. It seeks to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement and determine areas where additional resources, policies, or actions are required to make progress toward these objectives

Side-Event on 2023 Rome Civil Society Declaration on SDG16+

Tuesday, 11 July, 2023
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
In-Person Event, Conference Room 5

Event organizers: UNDESA, IDLO, UNDESA, Permanent Mission of Italy

The organizers of the SDG 16 Conference are holding a side event in the margins of HLPF to highlight the importance of SDG 16 in addressing current global challenges and accelerate progress towards the SDGs. The side event will share key messages from the 2023 SDG 16 Conference to the participants of the HLPF.

Building Sustainable Futures: Integrating Women, Peace and Security in the 2030 Agenda

Wednesday, 12 July, 2023
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EST
Virtual Event

Event Organizers: Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), TAP Network

A virtual event featuring Women, Peace and Security (WPS), gender and sustainable development experts from different countries and sectors.

Details Coming Soon

SDG16 Data Initiative Event: Better data for ensuring no one is left behind

Wednesday, 12 July, 2023
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Event Organizers: SDG16 Data Initiative

In this event, the SDG16 Data Initiative will provide an outlook on the situation on SDG16 and compare the outlook based on current official indicators with non-official data. Participants will also provide recommendations for improving data coverage, using complementary data sources, having better indicators and of course, for meeting SDG16.

SDG16 as an enabler for the 2030 Agenda

Wednesday, 12 July, 2023
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST In-Person Event

Event Organizers: TAP Network, Pathfinders, International IDEA, UNDP, WFUNA, CSPPS

This event will feature current research and work on SDG16 across all stakeholders and showcase the underpinning nature of the goal.

2023 Voices of SDG16+ Annual Side-Event

Thursday, 13 July, 2023
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EST
Virtual Event

Event Organizers: Voices of SDG16+ Campaign Partners

Annual hosting of the Voices of SDG16+ Campaign video campaign, and showcasing videos selected from 2023 video campaign, as well as updates from previous Voices of SDG16+ alumni. 

#SDG16Now Luncheon and Strategy Meeting

Thursday, 13 July, 2023
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
In-Person Event

Event Organizer: TAP Network

Join us for an informal discussion around the #SDG16Now Campaign.  The lunch will provide an opportunity for updates and feedback regarding the campaign’s progress so far, as well as a brainstorming in preparation for the upcoming SDGs Summit in September.

Assessment of International Implementation of the SDGs in terms of SDG 16 and 17

Friday 14 July, 2023
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
In-Person Event

Event Organizers: Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation, Asia Civil Society Partnership for Sustainable Development, Asia Development Alliance, Action for Sustainable Development, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, CIVICUS, TAP Network, Coalition for the UN We Need

Launch Event - The Halfway to 2030 Report on SDG16+

Monday, 17 July, 2022
8 AM to 9 AM EST
Virtual Event

Event Organizer: TAP Network

A virtual launch event for the Halfway to 2030 Report on SDG16+, providing a detailed overview of progress on SDG16 target by target.  The event will discuss recommendations for SDG16+ implementation for the second half of the 2030 Agenda.

Our Advocacy

#SDG16Now is a global civil society campaign to support accelerated action towards SDG16+ around peaceful, just and inclusive societies. At the halfway point to the 2030 delivery date for the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, governments and the international community must seize the moment at the September 2023 SDG Summit to reinvigorate commitments and financing for SDG16+, to bring progress towards the SDGs back on track.

This Halfway to 2030 Report on SDG16+ represents a joint civil society effort to assess progress towards peaceful, just and inclusive societies at this critical halfway point to the 2030 target date for the implementation of the SDGs in 2023. In addition to providing in-depth analysis around key SDG16+ issues, this report is also intended to provide key recommendations to governments and the international community on where action and ambition must be directed in the second half of SDG implementation to 2030.  The Halfway to 2030 Report on SDG16+ will be published during the 2023 HLPF.  Register here for the official launch event.

An urgent call for transformative SDG16+ commitments at the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda” is an addendum to the 2019, 2021 and 2023 versions of the Rome Civil Society Declaration that raises the alarm on the further backsliding of SDG16+ and highlights what civil society stakeholders have identified as key areas where action is needed for peaceful societies to prosper.  Learn more and endorse the document here.

In 2016, the TAP Network produced the “Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit: A practical guide for stakeholders for national-level advocacy around Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies” to support the implementation of and accountability for SDG 16.  Building upon the experiences and lessons learned during the first five years of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this new resource provides up-to-date information on the approaches, practical steps and key resources that are essential to advance peaceful, just and inclusive societies.  Click here to access the publication.

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. Click here to learn more.

The TAP Partner Action Platform is an interactive database featuring the work of TAP Network’s Partner organizations. These “Partners” are organizations that are explicitly committed to helping take TAP’s agenda and work forward, by making specific commitments outlining their work around SDG16 or accountability for the 2030 Agenda – and pledge to report on their commitment in the future. Explore the dynamic registry here.

In 2021 TAP Network launched the TAP Storytelling Initiative, which aims to closely and frequently highlight the work of the TAP Network membership through working directly with them to produce educational online content about their endeavors addressing SDG16+ and accountability for the 2030 Agenda. Together in this initiative, TAP aims to spotlight the work of our Members and Partners and the challenges, successes, failures, processes and problem solving that comes with it, while also offering the chance for wide promotion through TAP’s outreach channels. 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.  Read the stories here.

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 2023 HLPF.  Submit your own organization’s event to be featured on this page at the link below.

Accelerating the delivery of SDG 16.3: Leveraging Data and Evidence to Put People at the Center of Justice
Host: Permanent Missions to the United Nations of France and Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with Pathfinders for Peace, Just and Inclusive Societies, the Ibero-American Alliance for Access to Justice, WJP, HiiL, ODI, OECD (TBC), UNDP, IDRC and IDLO
Wednesday, 12 July, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
No Land Rights – No SDGs: What is the current reporting status on SDG land indicators?
Host: IWGIA, International Land Coalition, Landesa, Oxfam, Transparency International, UNDESA Statistics
Wednesday, 12 July, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Church Centre of the United Nations
Child Vulnerability mapping and the quadruple threat of urban fragility, climate change, gender inequality and social exclusion
Host: World Vision, IEP
Friday, 14 July, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EST
UN HQ, Conference Room C
Accelerating SDG 6 implementation: Water Action Agenda and interlinkages with other SDGs
Host: World Vision, UNDESA, Millenium Child Support Group
Monday, 10 July, 3:00 PM EST
UN HQ, Conference Room 5