2017 HLPF: Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world

The 2017 meeting of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development was held from Monday 10 July to Wednesday 19 July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. This year’s theme is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. The HLPF is designed to help countries to maximize and track progress in implementing the  2030 Agenda in order to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’. Each year a select number of the Sustainable Development Goals are reviewed in depth by countries and stakeholders and a number of countries present on their national progress toward implementation of the SGDs. This year 44 countries have volunteered to present on their progress, and the following SDGs have been selected for in depth review:

  • Goal 1.End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2.End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3.Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 5.Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 9.Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 14.Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 17.Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

The HLPF provides a platform for partnerships including through the participation of major groups and other relevant stakeholders. Inclusion International has been involved as a member of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development. We have been working closely with partners on civil society participation at HLPF and were represented in New York by Council member Fauzia Haji as well as Fatma Wangare.

During the session of the implementation of SDG2, Fatma, from Kenya, recommended for governments to “mainstream disability into food programmes, nutrition, and food security efforts”. Download the statement made by Fatma Wangari

Download the Ministerial Declaration adopted at the HLPF