June 03, 2018

Update on the Sustainable Development Goals

The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the United Nations will be held from Monday, July 9th until Wednesday, July 18th 2018. The HLPF is the main United Nations platform for sustainable development and has acted as a mechanism to review the progress and challenges of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Annually, since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the HLPF has chosen a theme and/or specific SDGs to review. In addition, as part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, UN Member States are encouraged to conduct Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). These Voluntary National Reviews aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, best practices, challenges, policies and institutions of governments, as well as mobilize multi-stakeholder partnerships and support. To view which countries are up for review click here!

This year the theme of the Forum is "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies" and the goals to be reviewed are "Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all; Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all; Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe resilient and sustainable; Goal 12: ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns; Goal 15: protect, resource and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainable manage forests, combat".

Some of our colleagues from the NGO Mining Working Group have put together a survey to measure VNR countries' implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in light of the HLPF. If you would like to participate, the survey is here

Messages to: Angela Reed rsm - MIA Coordinator at the UN - Mercy Global Action 

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