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FAO at the High-level Political Forum 2022

About the High-level Political Forum

The 2022 session of the HLPF, under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will take place from 5 to 18 July, in New York, and will include a High-level Segment. Convening under the theme "Building back better from the coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," the HLPF will also review in depth the progress achieved on SDGs 4, 5, 14, 15 and 17.

In 2022, FAO actively engaged in the preparatory process of the HLPF. FAO Governing Bodies and the Committee on World Food Security provided inputs to the HLPF, and FAO also participated in the Experts Group Meetings on the SDGs under review, significantly contributing to the EGMs for SDGs 14 and 15. In addition, FAO participated in the ECOSOC Coordination Segment and the 60th Session of the Commission for Social Development, including with interventions from the FAO Director-General.

Access the full HLPF programme here.

HLPF Official Programme

HLPF Opening
Tuesday, 5 July
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (EDT)
UN headquarters | UN General Assembly Hall

*The FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, will participate

Event website | Watch recording | FAO Director-General statement

Side Event

Agrifood systems transformation for a resilient world: responding to global crises
Tuesday, 5 July
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (EDT)
UN headquarters | Conference Room 8 (hybrid)

*The FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, will participate

*The FAO Chief Economist, Máximo Torero, will participate

*The Director of the FAO Office of Sustainable Development Goals, Stefanos Fotiou, will participate

Co-organized by: FAO and UN Women

Concept note | Watch recording

Special Event

Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022
Wednesday, 6 July
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  (EDT)
UN headquarters | Conference Room 2 (hybrid)

*Opening Segment: President of ECOSOC, Collen Vixen Kelapile; President of the 76th Session of the UNGA, Abdulla Shahid

*Keynote Segment: Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed

*Partners Segment: FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu; IFAD President, Gilbert F. Houngbo; UNICEF Executive Director, Catherine M. Russell; WFP Executive Director, David Beasley; WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Co-organized by: FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO

Event website | Previous SOFI reports | SOFI 2022 reportConcept noteAgenda | Watch recording | FAO Chief Economist presentation | FAO Director-General statement

HLPF Official Programme

African countries, Least Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries - Ensuring equal access to vaccines and resources in the poorest countries
Wednesday, 6 July
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EDT)

*Senior Liaison Officer at the FAO Liaison Office with the UN in New York, Lucas Tavares, will deliver a statement from the floor

Event website | Watch recording | Read FAO statement

Side Event

Mountains and sustainable development: A pathway for accelerating action
Thursday, 7 July
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)

Organized by: Government of Andorra; Mountain Partnership

Event website | Register here

Side Event

The role of cooperatives in accelerating progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Thursday, 7 July
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM  (EDT)
UN headquarters | Conference Room 11 (hybrid)

*The Director of the FAO Office of Sustainable Development Goals, Stefanos Fotiou, will participate


Organized by: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Concept note | AgendaRegister here

HLPF Official Programme

SDG 14 and interlinkages with other SDGs – Life below water
Thursday, 7 July
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT)
UN headquarters | Conference Room 4 (hybrid)

*The Director of the FAO Office of Sustainable Development Goals, Stefanos Fotiou, will deliver a statement from the floor

Watch recording | Read FAO statement

Side Event

Building back better: Forest pathways for a green recovery advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Monday, 11 July
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM (EDT) (virtual only)

*The Deputy Director of the FAO Forestry Division, Ewald Rametsteiner, will participate

Co-organized by: Collaborative Partnership on Forests; International Tropical Trade Organization; FAO

Concept note and Agenda | Register here | Watch recording

HLPF Official Programme

SDG 15 and interlinkages with other SDGs – Life on Land
Monday, 11 July
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
UN headquarters | Conference Room 4 (hybrid)

*The Deputy Director of the FAO Forestry Division, Ewald Rametsteiner, will deliver a statement from the floor

Follow live | Read FAO statement

Side Event

Leveraging interlinkages among the SDGs to realize the 2030 Agenda and build back better from COVID-19
Monday, 11 July
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (EDT)
UN headquarters | Conference Room 4 (hybrid)

*The Director of the FAO Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Director of the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, Stefanos Fotiou, will participate

Organized by: UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UN DESA)

Event website | Concept note | Register here

HLPF Official Programme

Small Island Developing States – Building back better in vulnerable situations
Monday, 11 July
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT) (hybrid)

*The Director of the FAO Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Coordinator of the Food Systems Coordination Hub, Stefanos Fotiou, will deliver a statement from the floor

Follow live

Side Event

The SDGs at a turning point: Ensuring progress amid recurring crises
Tuesday, 12 July
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (EDT) (virtual only)

*The FAO Chief Economist, Máximo Torero, will participate

Organized by: UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UN DESA)

Event website | Concept note | Register here | FAO Chief Economist presentation

Side Event

Accelerating SDG progress in uncertain times: Integrating the drivers of development impact
Wednesday, 13 July
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (EDT) (hybrid)

*The FAO Deputy Director-General, Beth Bechdol, will participate

Co-organized by: UN Development Programme (UNDP) and GIZ

Event website | Register here | Watch recording

Special Event

SDG 6 Special Event Virtual Dialogue – Making history: Accelerating towards the UN 2023 Water Conference
Thursday, 14 July
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (EDT) (hybrid)
UN headquarters | Conference Room 8

*The Director of the FAO Land and Water Division, Lifeng Li, will participate

Co-organized by: UN Water and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

Event websiteAgendaRegister here

Parallel Event

Informal briefing on the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub
Thursday, 14 July
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (EDT)
UN headquarters | Conference Room D (in person only)

*The Director of the FAO Office of Sustainable Development Goals, Stefanos Fotiou, will participate

*The Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the UN in New York, QU Guangzhou, will participate

Co-organized by: FAO, IFAD, WFP and WHO

Concept note and AgendaRegister here | FAO presentation

Side Event

Food systems transformations as 2030 Agenda accelerators:
Joint UN Food Systems Summit follow-up event contributing to the HLPF
Friday, 15 July
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (EDT)
UN headquarters | Conference Room 12 (hybrid)

*The Director of the FAO Office of Sustainable Development Goals, Stefanos Fotiou, will participate

*The Chairperson of the Committee on World Food Security, Gabriel Ferrero, will participate

Co-organized by: UN Food Systems Coordination Hub; Committee on World Food Security; Governments of Dominican Republic, Kenya, Nigeria, Spain and Portugal

Event websiteRegister here | Watch recording

Parallel Event – ECOSOC High-level Segment

High-Level Meeting – Time to Act Together: Coordinating policy responses to the global food crisis
Monday, 18 July
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT)
UN headquarters | Trusteeship Council Chamber (hybrid)

*The FAO Chief Economist, Máximo Torero, will participate

Co-organized by: The 76th President of the General Assembly and the Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Event website | Concept noteFollow live