Goalmakers: Achieving the SDGs
December 3, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Zoom Video Conference (login details provided day before or day of event)

A panel discussion on UN Sustainable Development Goal 16, which focuses on peace, justice, and strong institutions. This event is part of the PolicyWest conference and is presented in partnership with the World Justice Project and the Los Angeles Mayor's Office.

If you would like to attend this standalone panel or all of PolicyWest, you may register here.


Ted Piccone, Chief Engagement Officer, World Justice Project

Ted Piccone leads the World Justice Project's efforts to advance the rule of law through strategic partnerships and convenings, coordinated advocacy, and locally-led initiatives around the world. Mr. Piccone has more than 30 years' experience in international relations, policy, and law, most recently as a Senior Fellow specializing in international order and strategy and Latin America at the Brookings Institution. Read more.

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and Executive Director, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation

Ambassador Jenkins is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Jenkins is currently the Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Sources: Applications and Alternative Technologies of the National Academies of Sciences. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington Elliott School of International Affairs. Read more.


Erin Bromaghim, Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office

Erin Bromaghim serves as the Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development in the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles. Through her work as the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Fellow, she uses the framework of the United Nations' Agenda 2030 to align, measure, and track Los Angeles' progress toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Read more.


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Its foundation is built on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call to action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. 

SDG 16: "Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions" articulates the key role that good governance and the rule of law play in promoting peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. As a continuing component of the Goalmakers project, the Pacific Council will convene a panel to discuss how the pandemic has compounded the challenges to achieving SDG 16. Going into 2021, access to justice for marginalized populations, combating corruption, and government accountability are just a few of the mainstays critical to achieving peace and upholding the rule of law around the world, as COVID-19 and its effects continue to ravish communities. This conversation will explore how to overcome these obstacles and implement solutions at home and abroad.


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