Global Financial Integrity


Organized Crime, Arms Trafficking, and Illicit Financial Flows: Exploring SDG Target 16.4

Assessing the progress of SDG 16.4

Event Details

Date: July 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM-2:45 PM
Location Trygve Lie Center International Peace Institute 777 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor New York, NY 10017
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We are pleased to invite you to a policy forum entitled “Organized Crime, Arms Trafficking, and Illicit Financial Flows: Exploring SDG Target 16.4.” The event will take place at the International Peace Institute, New York, NY on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 1:00PM to 2:45PM.

This year’s UN High-Level Political Forum provides states and stakeholders the opportunity for an in-depth review of SDG 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies and its targets. This side-event brings together experts working on the components of Target 16.4 to share their knowledge of the interplay between organized crime, illicit financial flows, arms flows, and development efforts.

Opening remarks:
Mr. Gerardo Isaac Morales Tenorio
, Deputy Director General for Multidimensional Security,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Ms. Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Director of Programmes, Small Arms Survey
Mr. Tom Cardamone, President & CEO, Global Financial Integrity
Ms. Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Mr. Martin Borgeaud, Chief Technical Advisor for Justice, Security and Human Rights, UNDP Lebanon

Dr. Adam Lupel
, Vice President, International Peace Institute

The adoption of Target 16.4 was, in many ways, a watershed moment that decisively placed organized crime and illicit financial flows on the development agenda. While each component remains a very specific issue, nothing is done in isolation within Agenda 2030. These issues have clear links to other SDG goals, such as those on gender, reducing inequality, decent work, and sustainable cities. This policy forum provides the opportunity to reflect on the role of Target 16.4 in pushing ahead with Agenda 2030.

For questions contact:

Amanda Mignone, or 212-225-9638