Marshalling expertise from the United Nations system and from Columbia School of Law, the SDG-Fund and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are partnering to implement a half-day briefing focused on applying expert knowledge in the areas of preventive diplomacy and multilateral negotiation to the attainment of the SDGs.
This briefing will initiate a longer-term reflection on the central relevance of preventive diplomacy and multilateral negotiation as tools that can be employed by diplomats, policy-makers, practitioners and researchers in their individual and collective efforts towards attaining the SDGs. This conversation will be pursued in Madrid and will focus on regional dispute settlement. The Conference will also draw in leaders of diplomatic training institutes who will share their expertise and ultimately to incorporate within their respective diplomatic training curricula, preventive diplomacy and multilateral negotiation tools for the attainment of the SDGs.
The objectives of this briefing are:
• Inform participants of the connections between preventive diplomacy, multilateral negotiation, and attainment of SDGs;
• Equip participants with knowledge of preventive diplomacy skills that are used in the field;
• Investigate case studies that have encountered obstacles in implementing targets of the 2030 Agenda.