HLPF 2019: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality
This year’s high-level political forum on sustainable development will meet two times. First under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) the forum will take place from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; and the ministerial meeting of the forum will be from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2018. The SDG summit under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will happen on September 24th and 25th to review progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The event is the first UN summit on the SDGs since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015.
You can download the draft agenda here.
Education at the centre of this year’s HLPF
Education is understood as a public good and public responsibility, a fundamental human right and an important basis for ensuring personal fulfillment and for the realization of other rights, essential for peace and sustainable development.
This year focuses on
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.