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.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all double arrow Education and training increase skills and the capacity to use natural resources more sustainably and can promote hygiene.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all double arrow Educational programmes, particularly non-formal and informal, can promote better energy conservation and uptake of renewable energy sources.
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable double arrow Education can give people the skills to participate in shaping and maintaining more sustainable cities, and to achieve resilience in disaster situations.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns double arrow Education can make a critical difference to production patterns (e.g. with regard to the circular economy) and to consumer understanding of more sustainably produced goods and prevention of waste.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss double arrow Education and training increase skills and capacity to underpin sustainable livelihoods and to conserve natural resources and biodiversity, particularly in threatened environments.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels double arrow Social learning is vital to facilitate and ensure participative, inclusive and just societies, as well as social coherence.