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UNECE at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development


This year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place from 6-15 July, will underscore the SDGs as the pathway to COVID-19 recovery and building a healthier, more inclusive and sustainable future. Nine SDGs will be in focus: 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. 

UNECE will be fully engaged in the Forum’s discussions across a range of areas:

UNECE at HLPF 2021
UNECE at HLPF 2021

Informing the global debates with a regional perspective, the outcomes of the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 will provide the region’s official contribution to the HLPF.  

This year’s global SDGs report, prepared by UNDESA with contributions from across the UN system, will be launched on 6 July. 

At the HLPF, 44 countries – including Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Norway, San Marino, Spain and Sweden from the UNECE region – will be presenting Voluntary National Reviews, highlighting actions they are taking to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNECE countries presenting VNRs at HLPF 2021

As countries step up engagement for the 2030 Agenda, explore the interactive 2021 UNECE regional report on the SDGs, which assesses progress and features stories of how regional and country level actions are delivering real sustainable development outcomes.

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