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FAO at the High-level Political Forum 2021

About the High-level Political Forum

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.

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 as part of the high-level segment of the Council.

The theme will be "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".

ECOSOC Integration Segment

“ECOSOC 2021 Integration Segment"
Friday, 2 July
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
*FAO Director-General to participate

Event website | Watch recording | FAO Director-General statement

HLPF Official programme

Special events

“SDG6 Special Event"
Friday, 9 July
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Co-chaired by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
and the UN-Water Chair

Register | Concept note | Event website

“Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021"
Monday, 12 July
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*FAO Director-General to participate

Organized by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO

Concept note | Agenda | Event recording | Press release | Press briefing

SOFI 2021 report | SOFI 2021 video | Presentation - FAO Chief Economist

Side events

"Creative Economy for Sustainable Development: Let's Connect!"- HLPF virtual exhibit

Tuesday, 6 July – Thursday, 15 July

“One Health Approach- For Environmental Health and Environmental Pollution Prevention"
Wednesday, 7 July
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
*FAO Chief Veterinary Officer to participate

Register | Concept note | Event website

“Towards a road to sustainable and resilient recovery in mountains"
Thursday, 8 July
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
*FAO Director of Forestry to participate

Register | Concept note | AgendaEvent website

"High-level Dialogue on the Partnership in Action on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs Roadmaps"
Friday, 9 July
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
*FAO Head of Research and Extension Unit, Office of Innovation, to participate

Register | Concept note | Event website

“Territorial Approaches for Inclusive and Resilient Food Systems"
Tuesday, 13 July
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
*FAO Director of Food Systems and Food Safety to participate

Register | Concept note and Agenda | Event website

“Rethinking rural development for achieving SDGs"
Wednesday, 14 July
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
*FAO Director of Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality to participate

Register | Concept note | Event website

Parallel events

“Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Hunger: Our Asks"
Wednesday, 7 July
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
*FAO Senior Adviser, Office of Programme, Strategy and Budget, to participate

Event website