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2021 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable…

2021 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2021), 7th meeting
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Coming together to help Small Island Developing States to get on a path to realize the SDGs
  • Coming together to help Small Island Developing States to get on a path to realize the SDGs
  • Mobilizing science, technology and innovation and strengthening the science-policy-society interface. How do we ensure that science and technology support the realization of the SDGs for all and how do we bridge the digital divide? This session will include a dialogue with scientists preparing the Global Sustainable Development Report-GSDR 

The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

This year, the HLPF will discuss ways to ensure a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 that puts us on track to realize the 2030 Agenda.

2021 theme: Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development.

The HLPF in 2021 will discuss Sustainable Development Goals 1 on no poverty, 2 on zero hunger, 3 on good health and well-being, 8 on decent work and economic growth, 10 on reduced inequalities, 12 on responsible consumption and production, 13 on climate action, 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions, and 17 on partnerships in depth. The Forum will also consider the integrated, indivisible and interlinked nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 will be held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This includes the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 13 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021.