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