From 9-18 July, government officials, private sector leadership and civil society members will descend upon the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) for Sustainable Development. More than 1,500 international development experts, policy makers, NGO representatives and advocates are registered to attend this HLPF, which signifies the completion of the four-year review cycle of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda.
Shumei International continues to participate in the HLFP with a special focus on food and agriculture as key entry points for achieving the SDGs. Here are a few things to know about the 2019 HLPF:
• Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality is the theme of the meeting and core to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda to ensure no one is left behind.
• From 9-15 July, there will be a thematic review of 6 SDGs:
• From 16-18 July, the HLPF sessions will be dedicated to Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) by 47 member states (*7 for the second time), including:
Algeria, Azerbaijan*, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil*, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile*, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, El Salvador*, Eritrea, Eswatini, Fiji, Ghana, Guatemala*, Guyana, Iceland, Indonesia*, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines*, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Sierra Leone*, South Africa, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey*, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu.
• In addition to official programme, there will be 146 side events and 36 exhibitions.
• Unlike past years, there will be two sessions of the HLPF. The first HLPF (9-18 July) will be under the auspices of ECOSOC. The second HLPF (24-25 September) will be under the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
• In September, the UNGA will host the first UN Summit on the SDGS to provide a comprehensive review of the progress of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and all 17 Sustainable Development Goals since they were adopted in September 2015.
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Tags: Sustainable development
Category: United Nations
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