27 juni 2019

Workshop: How to spark discussions on ‘leave no one behind’?

15 juli, 2019 kl. 12:00 – 14:00
10th floor Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
305 e 47th street
New York
Sofia Svarfar

A workshop in the margins of HLPF 2019 to give valuable input and perspectives to a visualisation of the commitment to leave no one behind.

We invite actors within the UN and civil society for a joint discussion on how a visualisation of the commitment to leave no one behind can spark discussions and actions to achieve the Global Goals for ALL.

  • How can we use ‘Leave No One Behind’ as an entry point in advocacy and dialogue?
  • How do we best visualise the commitment?
  • How can we use a visualisation to increase knowledge on who is being left behind and on actions needed to close the gaps?


To Leave No One Behind is one of the key challenges and commitments in the 2030 Agenda. No goal is considered met unless met for all. Through this commitment, we have promised to ensure that no one is left behind in development progress and to endeavour to reach the furthest behind first. This will require political will, participation, resources and data. It will also require communication and that we as a civil society hold our leaders accountable for this promise. We need to increase engagement and knowledge to ensure that this promise is fulfilled. We believe that a visualisation of Leave No One Behind can contribute to this.

In collaboration with New Division that has designed the icons for all the Sustainable Development Goals and their 169 targets, and with funding from Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), CONCORD Sweden and Forum Syd aim to produce a visualisation for Leave No One Behind in the same visual language as the icons for the Global Goals and targets. The image will be an open source for everyone to use and we hope that this will facilitate communication and further highlight the commitment of the agenda. We plan for a social media launch ahead of the Global Summit.

Registration is needed. Please send name, title and organisation to sofia.svarfvar@concord.se before Thursday 11 July. We have space for max 25 people.

The event is co-organised by CONCORD Sweden and Forum Syd, and hosted by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.