HLPF 2018: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

This year's high-level political forum on sustainable development will meet from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The ministerial meeting of the forum will be from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The progress review towards the SDGS will focus in particular on goals related to sustainability and biodiversity.
You can download the full agenda here.

How does education relate to these goals

Education is the most sustainable, long-term driver of social, economic and environmental justice and for fostering transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies. The Sustainable Development Goals reviewed by the High Level Political Forum in 2018 rely on education for their realization and are at the same time determinant to the realization of Goal 4.

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The EASG side event

The Education and Academia Stakeholder Group is hosting a side event during the current session of the HLPF.
The event will gather civil society activists, teachers, academics and government authorities and officials to discuss the trends, gaps and main features of education in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
From three different perspectives (civil society, governments and academia), the event is aiming to provide a comprehensive analysis of barriers and challenges of education for sustainable development.

EASG side eventThe event, Education for Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability, will be held at 1.15pm-2.30pm, 9 July 2018, Conference Room 3, UN Conference Building.
All accredited HLPF participants are invited to attend. Please download the invitation here.


Other interesting side events

ASPBAE citiesASPBAE Side event "Learning Cities: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies through education", on 10th July 1:30-4:00 pm in the Church Centre for the UN. The event will focus on concrete approaches by local governments in building learning cities as key to social inclusion and building resilient and sustainable societies.
More information here.


Student and sustainable goalsSDG Learning workshop on Student Engagement towards realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, on 11th July, 11:45-1:00 pm, Conference Room 5, UN Building.
More information here.