Workshop on SDG 16 and Access to Justice--Sept 14th at the UN

Are you going to the UN General Assembly?

If so, we are excited to invite you to an Interactive Dialogue on SDG16, Access to Justice and national policy reform and advocacy around the 2016 UN General Assembly in New York. This event will be at the UN Church Center, Second Floor, on Wednesday, 14 September from 2 – 6 PM.

This event will convene a range of experts and practitioners from governments and civil society to explore approaches to national implementation of SDG16 and Access to Justice issues and to examine implementation efforts already underway by governments and civil society, one year since the adoption of the SDGs.

The event will introduce the TAP Network Access to Justice Toolkit – a comprehensive guide to help national-level civil society understand how to utilize the SDGs as a means of pushing forward much needed justice reforms in their countries, put together by some of the foremost experts on Access to Justice issues. It will feature other resources dedicated to helping strengthen the capacity of civil society to contribute to Goal 16 and SDG-related work, including the TAP Network Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit and Access to Justice Toolkit, the OGP Open Government Guide and the SDG16 Data Initiative.

To take advantage of a broad wealth of expertise around these issues, the event will also showcase case studies from governments and civil society and will feature interactive breakout sessions for participants to explore various challenges and solutions to national-level implementation, policy reforms and advocacy.

As space for this event is limited, we kindly ask that you please RSVP for this event ASAP by clicking the link below, or visiting http://bit.ly/2clDOjv If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact @opepeters or @staceycram.

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Bonsoir,

En RCA, la notion de l’accès à la justice est mal perçu et d’après certaines conceptions, la justice est faite pour les nobles et non pour les pauvres; vue la lenteur administrative avec la corruption et la pauvreté qui gagnent la ville, du cout la plus part de la population a perdu confiance donc, en ce moment y a beaucoup des efforts consentis de la part des OSC,ONG Internationale et du Gouvernement afin de remonter la pente. Mais la tendance semble encore incertaine du moment ou les sensibilisations se font sur l’aide légale dans le but de rassurer la communauté sur l’efficacité de la justice centrafricaine avec l’implantation de la CPS, alors la population s’attend à des bonne prestation et reviendra peut être en des meilleurs sentiment.

Pour ajouter, l’atelier de 14 Septembre sera pour nous le bienvenu, dans le but de nous permettre d’enrichir notre expérience sur la notion de l’accès à la justice et épouser des nouvelles stratégies afin de revenir implémenté dans l’objectif de le réussir; si nous sommes les favorisées.

Merci!

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Hi Doris,

Thank you for your reply! We are happy to hear that the topic of this event is relevant to your work in CAR. Are you able to attend our event tomorrow? If not, we will be incorporating feedback from the event into the final Access to Justice Toolkit, which will be available by the end of the year. We hope that it will give you (and others) the specific tools and strategies for addressing the issues you identified in your post (i.e. lack of justice for the poor; governments not understanding the importance of ensuring that all people have equal access to justice; etc.).

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Bonjour, j’accuse réception de votre message, mais sauf que la date de l’évènement est trop juste, peut être j’y serai au prochain évenement à condition que vous m’assurez les conditions de déplacement. Svp, n’oubliez pas de me faire le compte rendu de cet évènement qui me semble très nécessaire avec une thématique pertinente. Bonne journée!

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