Theme High-level Event: Tackling Vulnerabilities, Building Resilience
To attain the objectives of Agenda 2030, the vulnerabilities of the poor must be a global concern and a shared obligation. We need targeted policies to empower the most vulnerable segments of our societies, such as women and rural communities. And we must foster diversification and productive capacity-building in the most vulnerable and weak countries. To lock in our hard-won development gains, we also need to build firewalls to deflect evolving challenges such as persistent market volatility, slumping commodity prices, flagging trade growth, as well as natural disasters, climate change, and biodiversity loss.
This high-level event provides a forum to discuss the strategies to build resilience, especially among the most vulnerable, and to devise concerted efforts among developed and developing economies to absorb shocks and dislocations.
- What factors contribute to mounting economic vulnerability?
- How can governments both insulate economies from shocks and achieve development goals?
- What are the links between political, environmental, and economic resilience?
- What is needed to ensure that no one gets left behind, particularly in least developed countries?