Plenary session
What is the role of the international community?

The international community – the UN system, donor agencies, and NGOs – faces a complex and demanding set of challenges – perhaps the most difficult situation facing the international system since founding of the United Nations over 70 years ago. How can the international community best help nations facing crises, while maintaining momentum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What synergies exist for great cooperation, and faster and more effective responses? How can development make societies more resilient, and what do longer term trends mean for future crises and their resolution?


Antônio Francisco Da Costa e Silva Neto, Ambassador of Brazil


Sandrine Dahouet-Boigny, Oxfam   Presentation | Video
Eduardo Galvez, Ambassador of Chile   Video
Finn Tarp, UNU-WIDER   Presentation | Video
Rob Vos, FAO   Presentation | Video

Questions and answers