High-Level Political Forum 2023: Special Events

High-level Political Forum Special Events – 10-18 July 2023

The HLPF 2023, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Friday, 14 July 2023 in New York. The high-level segment of the Council, including the three-day ministerial segment of the HLPF, will be held from Monday, 17 July, to Thursday, 20 July 2023. The theme will be “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”. The HLPF in 2023 will review in-depth SDGs 6, 7, 9, 11, and 17. It will be a pre-summit for preparing for the SDG Summit to be held in September 2023. For more information including the program, click here.

The following 40 presenters will carry out voluntary national reviews (VNRs) of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the HLPF 2023: BahrainBarbadosBelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaBrunei DarussalamBurkina FasoCambodiaCanadaCentral African RepublicComorosChileCroatiaDemocratic Republic of the CongoEuropean UnionFijiFranceGuyanaIcelandIrelandKuwaitLiechtensteinLithuaniaMaldives

MongoliaPolandPortugalRomaniaRwandaSaudi ArabiaSingaporeSlovakiaSt Kitts & NevisSyrian Arab RepublicTajikistanTimor-LesteTurkmenistanUnited Republic of TanzaniaUzbekistanViet NamZambia.

For more information on the Voluntary National Reviews, including VNR countries database and countries having conducted a VNR in the past, click here.

The HLPF also conducts regular reviews of the Sustainable Development Goals

Please help to make the HLPF climate neutral by supporting UNFCCC’s certified projects

New: Informal briefing on the ECOSOC high-level segment and High-level political forum on Sustainable Development (10-14 and 17-20 July) by the President of ECOSOC, H.E. Lachezara Stoeva was held on Tuesday, 27 June, at 3 p.m. in the ECOSOC Chamber(Webcast)

The July session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will feature a series of high-level special events that highlight the contributions of key sectors, such as higher education institutions, the private sector, local governments, and parliamentarians, to making the SDGs a reality for all.

The special events will be held either fully in person at the UNHQ in New York, or in a hybrid format. For details, including programs and how to register, please see the list below

SDG Learning, Training & Practice

10 July; 11 a.m.-1p.m
10-14 July; 8:30-10 a.m. (virtual) & 3-5 p.m. (in person)

The Sustainable Development Report 2023: Special Edition

10 July; 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Partner: UN DESA

Global Launch of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report 2023 and the SDG 7 Policy Briefs

11 July; 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Partners: UN-Energy, UN DESA

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023 Report Launch

12 July; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Partner: FAO

Local and Regional Governments Forum

12 July; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Partners: Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, UCLG, UNDP, UN DESA, UN-Habitat, Local2030 Coalition 

Local2030 Coalition Special Event: Actions, solutions and partnerships to foster multi-level governance and unlock financing to accelerate SDG localization

12 July; 3-5 p.m.
Partner: Local2030 Coalition

Science Day: Evidence-based Strategies for SDG Acceleration

15 July; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (includes lunch)

Global Conference on Climate and SDG Synergies

16 July; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) Global Forum

17 July; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Partners: UN DESA, UNESCO, UNEP, UNGC, PRME, UNU, UN-Habitat, UNCTAD, UNITAR, UNOP, UN Academic Impact, Sulitest

SDG 6 & Water Action Agenda Special Event

17 July; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3-6 p.m.
Partners: UN-Water, UN DESA

SDG Global Business Forum: Turbocharging the 2030 Agenda with Business Impact

18 July; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Parliamentary Forum

18 July; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Partner: IPU

For more information, please visit the HLPF website.

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