High-level Political Forum 2018

9 Jul 2018 to 18 Jul 2018
New York, United States of America

The 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 theme is: "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies".

The HLPF will also review progress towards the SDGS and focus in particular on:

  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

The first week will include numerous panel and roundtables on the theme and on the SDGs under review.

47 countries will carry out Voluntary National Reviews during the ministerial meetings.

Various meetings and forums were held to prepare the HLPF and multiple inputs were provided. Special events, side events, a VNR Lab and other meetings will be held during the HLPF.

The meeting will adopt a ministerial declaration.

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