ECOSOC: High-level political forum on sustainable development

Date: 
18 July, 2016 to 20 July, 2016
Time: 
09.00 - 17.00
Location: 
New York, USA
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PSI is participating in the ECOSOC High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.

The Forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress of the SDGs; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.

HLPF in 2016 is the first since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The session will include voluntary reviews of 22 countries and thematic reviews of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, including cross-cutting issues, supported by reviews by the ECOSOC functional commissions and other inter-governmental bodies and forums.

The ministerial-level portion of the HLPF will take place during the High-level Segment of ECOSOC (18-22 July) at which PSI will also be represented. The 2016 High-level segment consists of several key features meant to advance coordination, dialogue and follow-up and review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in line with the relevant mandates of the United Nations. This year’s Segment will also include the biennial Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) (to be held 21-22 July).

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