Side Events on the Margins of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2019

The meeting of the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development in 2019, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held in New York from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

The theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and the set of goals to be reviewed in depth is the following:

SDG 4 (quality education),
SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth),
SDG 10 (reduced inequalities),
SDG 13 (climate action),
SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions),
SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals), which is reviewed every year.

Side events will be organized on the margins of the 2019 HLPF (under the auspices of ECOSOC) and sponsored by Member States, the UN system and other Intergovernmental Organizations and accredited Major Groups and other Stakeholders. These side events of the HLPF- held outside the official programme – provide great opportunities to discuss the theme and SDGs under review at the HLPF, deepen the discussion on Voluntary National Reviews, identify new and emerging issues, listen to all voices, and help spread greater awareness of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

Proposed side events should be closely related to the work of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and should have as a main focus the theme for the 2019 meeting, the 6 SDGs under discussion this year or their interlinkages with closely related SDGs. Priority will also be given to events that show clear interlinkages between goals under discussion and with other goals and/or the theme of 2019 HLPF as well as events related to VNRs.

The proposals should provide a detailed description of the side event, including its thematic focus, speakers/presenters and its potential contribution to the HLPF. It should also clearly indicate the main organizer of the event and their contacts. The deadline for application is 19 April 2019. The HLPF Secretariat will review all submissions after the deadline and organizers will receive information about their side events by the end of May 2019.

The online application as well as detailed information about the event can be found on the website:

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