Thursday, 18.04.2019

Investing in Governance

In many countries, weak governance fuels violence and insecurity. And improved governance can play an essential role in sustaining peace and supporting more resilient patterns of development.

Investing in Governance: Accelerating Progress Towards Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

April 18, 2019 | United Nations Headquarters, New York

The Permanent Mission of France to the UN, FES New York, One Earth Future Research, and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at the NYU’s Center for International Cooperation (CIC), convened a discussion about the role of development finance mechanisms in delivering the 2030 Agenda commitment to good governance at all levels and to transparent, effective and accountable institutions. The aim was to provide actionable insights that will support implementation of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while highlighting the urgent need for investment which contributes to better governance of countries and communities that risk being left behind due to high levels of violence and insecurity.


  • Volker Lehmann,Senior Policy Analyst at  Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York

Opening Remarks

  • Anne Gueguen, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of France to the United Nations

Panel Discussion

  • H.E. Amb. Francis Mustapha Kai-Kai, Permanent Representative, Mission of Sierra Leone to the UN
  • Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
  • John Romano, Coordinator, TAP Network, Transparency, Accountability and Participation for the 2030 Agenda


  • Sarah Cliffe, Director, New York University’s Center on International Cooperation

Wrap Up

  • Connor Seyle, Director, One Earth Future Research

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