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9 July 2019 - 18 July 2019

The High-level Political Forum

United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies. We are there as the organising partner of Women’s Major Group (the network that brings together women’s rights and gender equality civil society organisations). We are also facilitating our local partner’s participation in the meeting, by supporting the preparation of shadow reports and gender assessments.

Theme: “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”

  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 16Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Voluntary national reviews

The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  In 2019, the 51 countries (10 for the second time) below will be conducting voluntary national reviews at the HLPF. For more details, please click here.

Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Congo (Republic of the), Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Fiji, France, 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

Calendar of preparatory thematic events for 2019 HLPF under ECOSOC

Expert Group Meeting on SDG 4: 3-5 December 2018, Brussels
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 8: 3-5 April 2019, Geneva
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 10: 2-3 April 2019, Geneva
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 13: 1-3 April 2019, Copenhagen
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 16: 3-5 April 2019, Rome (TBC)
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 17: 12 April 2019, New York
Expert Group Meeting on interlinkages: TBC


9 July 2019
18 July 2019




United Nations Head Quarters
New York, NY 10017 United States + Google Map

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