High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Goal 4 - Quality education

Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth

Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities

Goal 13 - Climate action

Goal 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions

Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
UN headquarters, New York, 9-18 July 2019

The 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) to follow-up and review progress on the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development will be held from 9-18 July 2019. Held under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the event will conclude with a three-day ministerial meeting. This year's theme is "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality".

The following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be reviewed:

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development (reviewed annually).

Full programme and additional information available on the UN Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Platform.

FAO Co-led Side Events

Special Event: Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report 2019

Co-organized with IFAD, UNICEF, WFP, WHO

15 July 2019, 10:00 - 13:00 | Venue: UN headquarters, Conference Room 1
Followed by a press conference (UN headquarters, S-237)

This special event will launch The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report, presenting the latest estimates for food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition at global and regional levels. For the first time, the report will also release estimates of the prevalence of food insecurity at moderate and severe levels based on the new Food Insecurity Experience Scale indicator and focus on our greatest nutrition challenge, the increase in overweight and obesity. Download the programme.

RSVP information: Please click here to RSVP, no later than 9 July at 12pm

For more information on past editions of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

Accelerating progress on the SDGs through the implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Co-organized with the Governments of Palau and New Zealand, UN-DESA, UN-OHRLLS

15 July 2019, 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Conference Room 7

This event will explore how SIDS are responding to the growing food security and nutrition challenges in the context of climate change. Discussion will examine how the GAP is promoting the transformation towards more sustainable and resilient societies, and look at ways the international community can step up implementation of the GAP. Download the programme.

For more information on Small Island Developing States.

The Launch of the United Nations Decade on Family Farming (2019-2028): Synergies and main contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Co-organized with the Government of Costa Rica and IFAD

16 July 2019, 15:00 - 17:00
Venue: Conference Room 2

Marking the launch the UN Decade of Family Farming at the United Nations in New York, this event will highlight efforts made to pave the way for the implementation of the Decade of Family Farming and the associated the Global Action Plan.

By promoting a dialogue between family farmers, governments, the UN System and non-state actors, discussion will focus on the potential of family farmers to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It will also raise awareness on how the UN Decade of Family Farming can mobilize actions at global, regional, and national levels to support the transformation of food and agriculture systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition. Download the programme.

For more information on the UN Decade of Family Farming.