Second Workshop on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

More than 50 people attended the second high-level workshop in Geneva, Switzerland, on 7 July 2016, organized by IEF member Joachim Monkelbaan. The topic was "Connecting knowledge with action for the SDGs" looking particularly at opportunities for peace, business and policy coherence. The workshop was hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

SDG workshop . Joachim Monkelbaan . workshop
The workshop; Dr. Joachim Monkelbaan; workshop in plenary

The first panel on Governance: peace and security included Caty Clement and Joelle Tanguy of GCSP, Marika Palosaari of UNEP, and Eckhard Volkmann of the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative.

Caty Clement . Joelle Tanguy . Marika Palosaari
Caty Clement; Joelle Tanguy; Marika Palosaari; Eckhard Volkmann

The second panel on Policy coherence as good governance featured Prof. Raymond Saner of the Centre for Socio-Economic Development, Moira Faul of Cambridge University and UNRISD, Joy Muller of International Federation of Red Cross, and Ruzanna Tarverdyan of Geneva Consensus Foundation.

Raymond Saner . Moira Faul . Joy Muller
Raymond Saner; Moira Faul; Joy Muller

Ruzanna Tarverdyan . Eckhard Volkmann . audience
Ruzanna Tarverdyan; Eckhard Volkmann; audience

The last panel on the Private sector as an agent in SDG success was moderated by Antonio Hautle of Global Compact Switzerland, with talks by Arthur Dahl of ebbf - Ethical Business Building the Future and IEF, and Benoit Klein of Implenia, a big construction firm.

Arthur Dahl . audience . Arthur Dahl's afternoon workshop
Arthur Dahl; audience; Arthur Dahl's afternoon workshop

The afternoon included parallel brainstorming sessions on various topics. Arthur Dahl of the International Environment Forum led one on Engaging communities on the SDGs.

See the report of the first workshop on the IEF web site at and this report at