23 June 2017 from 14:30 to 17:00

Public participation in the drafting and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

UGlobe, the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges, together with the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) and the Netherlands Society for the United Nations, invite you to join the event ‘"Public participation in the drafting and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals".


The focus of this event will be on the influence of direct participation in the drafting of the SDGs by representatives of the development world and the world of environmental protection. Indeed, there exist entities active in the field of development – think of corporations – and entities striving to protect the environment – think of NGOs. These entities often appear to exist in two separate worlds. Our aim is to analyse how the drafting process of the SDGs has attempted to bring these two worlds together by allowing their active participation in the drafting, and to assess to what extent this participation of representatives of both these worlds has influenced the content of the SDGs. 


Doors open at 14.30, with coffee and tea served

15.00-15.30: Introduction

15.00-15.10 Welcome by Cedric Ryngaert (UGlobe)

15.10-15.20 Otto Spijkers and Ursula Zampieri: Introducing the theme

15.20-16.05: First Panel on Public participation in drafting of the goals

Chaired by Marleen van Rijswick (UCWOSL)

15.20-15.35: Peter van der Vliet (BuZa),

15:35-15.50: Edith van Ewijk (Kaleidos)

15.50-16.05: Q&A

16.05-16.35: Second Panel on Public participation in implementation of the goals:

Chaired by Simone Filippini (NVVN)

16.05-16.20: Hugo von Meijenfeldt (BuZa)

16.20-16.35: Q&A

16.35-17.00: Concluding reflections

16.35-16.55: Werner Scholtz (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

16.55-17.00: Conclusions and thank you by Ursula Zampieri and Otto Spijkers

Start date and time
23 June 2017 14:30
End date and time
23 June 2017 17:00