The international workshop ‘Strengthening Public Policies for the 2030 Agenda and the Launch of the Spotlight Report 2017: Reclaiming Policies for the Public’ was held in Beirut, Lebanon.

This session looked into the role of different actors in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda: states, private sector and civil society. The panel discussion particularly discussed the roles for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in regional and national contexts. Among the issues that were discussed is how CSOs can bring the voice of the poorest and most marginalized citizens to the national, regional and international fora. In addition, the session touched upon the CSOs contributions to implementation, including as service delivery agents and the accountability of CSOs and their role in making the other actors accountable.

Speakers: Mr. Roberto Bissio, Social Watch, Ms. Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network, TWN Ms. Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum Dr. Mohamad Saadi, Economic Researcher and Professor, Morocco Dr. Toufic Gaspard, Economic Advisor, Lebanon. Mr. Ziad Abdel Samad (ANND) moderated the session.

See the video here.