Ending Poverty: The Road to 2030
May 11-12, 2017UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark

Join us for a two-day preparatory conference to take a look at the progress made on SDG 1, which calls for ending extreme poverty by 2030. The outcomes from this conference will be used as inputs in preparation for the 2017 UN High Level Political Forum to be held in July.

This event presents an opportunity to showcase the world’s progress to date on reducing extreme poverty, identify barriers to future progress on SDG 1, convene country representatives to reflect on real-life lessons and progress, and highlight and share the World Bank Group’s work and analysis of ending global extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in every country.

The two-day event will include a range of sessions and workshops. The first day will take stock of where the world is today on this goal, and what factors put future progress on poverty reduction at risk, such as slow growth, inequality, instability, data deprivation, erosion of social protection and human development systems and programs. The second day will focus on a select group of countries which have been successful in reducing extreme poverty, and will share lessons learned, challenges, policy choices, and tradeoffs that were necessary to achieve this progress.

The event will be organized by the World Bank Group in partnership with UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and UN Development Programme (UNDP). 

Day 1: The World’s Progress, Building on Successful Approaches

8:00–9:15 Registration
9:15–9:30  Welcoming Remarks 
9:30–10:30 Ending Poverty: Can We Get There by 2030? 
10:30–11:00 Coffee
11:15–12:30 What Gets Measured Gets Done: How Data Deprivation Puts Poverty Reduction at Risk
12:30–2:00 Lunch

Building on What Works to Reduce Poverty: Emerging Approaches in Traditional Areas

Attendees broken into three moderated discussion groups, on the following themes:

  • Inclusive Economic Growth (supporting long term growth includes bringing inprivate sector, infrastructure investment, instruments to reduce risk, inclusive growth, etc)
  • Investing in People (education, equalizing opportunities, building resilientworkforce, competitiveness, childhood stunting, nutrition, decent jobs, etc)
  • Insurance and Resilience (effective safety nets, pandemics, refugees, buildingresilience to shocks, DRR, inequality of access to insurance, Global ConcessionalFinancing Facility, etc)
3:45–4:00 Coffee
4:00–5:00                 Conclude Break-out Sessions, Report Out in Plenary 

Day 2: Emerging Challenges, Barriers to Progress, Possible Solutions

9:00–10:30 Global Trends That Threaten Progress toward 2030 
10:30–10:45 Coffee
10:45–12:30 Tackling Challenges and Finding Solutions: Breakout Sessions
12:30–2:00 Lunch
2:00–3:30 Working with Advocates, Civil Society, and the Private Sector to Fight Poverty 
3:30–3:45 Coffee
3:45–5:00 The Road Ahead: Concrete Actions and Recommendations for the UN’s High Level Political Forum, Closing Remarks


Conference Details
  • Date/Time: Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Venue: UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
  • Language: English
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