France at the High-Level Political Forum of July 2019 [fr]

The High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF), which is held once a year, is the United Nations’ central platform for review of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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- High-Level Political Forum

The High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF), which is held once a year, is the United Nations’ central platform for review of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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In September 2015, the UN’s 193 member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda is centered on people, on the planet, on prosperity and peace. It upholds a vision to transform our world through the eradication of poverty and a transition towards sustainable development. This agenda hinges on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which range from zero hunger, to the implementation of measures to fight climate change, to gender equality.

This year, the HLPF will be held under the jurisdiction of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from July 9th to 18th, 2019. It will include two segments: one technical and one ministerial, the latter entitled “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The central themes of this year’s forum will be quality education (SDG 4), decent work (SDG 8), reduced inequalities (SDG 10), climate action (SDG 13) and peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16).

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This year represents a crucial landmark as actors will be invited to draw conclusions from the first cycle of implementation of the SDGs and breathe new life into achieving the 2030 Agenda. France will be represented by a delegation of forty people from the central administration, civil society and the private sector.

- Side event organized by France and the European Commission

On July 17th, France will host a side event co-organized with the European Commission on the different approaches used to tackling inequality and climate change. The discussion will center on diversity, climate and the fight against inequality and should serve to identify current areas of concern and emerging challenges. It will also serve to identify partnership strategies and opportunities for joint action in order to craft appropriate responses.

The side event will serve as a preamble to the French Presidency of the G7, as France will be disclosing its priorities for the upcoming summit. Such priorities include:

-  support of the French Presidency for the Platform on Disaster Displacement launched by Germany during the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit ;

-  release the outcome of the Pact for Impact summit’s project of creating a Global Alliance on the recognition and the development of the social and solidarity economy and the inclusive economy.
This event will provide an opportunity to reaffirm our collective commitment to tackling inequality, to take stock of the initiatives and coalitions addressing this issue, and to share experiences and success stories in this field.

The outcomes of the HLPF July summit will provide material for the General Assembly high-level meetings to be held on September 24th and 25th in which several Heads of States and government representatives will take part.

Dernière modification : 09/07/2019

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