Partnership Exchange
Monday, 17 July 2017
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
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Special event

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the United Nations’ central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be convened on 10-19 July 2017, with a theme: “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world".

  • 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

A key component of the High-level Political Forum, and the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, are the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), which provide a broad platform for partnerships, including through the participation of major groups and other relevant stakeholders, and the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

In support of the work of the High-level Political Forum and the Voluntary National Reviews, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), is organizing for the second time a Partnership Exchange special event, to enhance the global partnership for sustainable development. The event, organized on the occasion of the 2017 meeting of HLPF, will be open to all HLPF participants, with a special focus on reviewing the work of multi-stakeholder partnerships and other voluntary initiatives in driving implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14 and 17.

Contribute to annual report - submit progress report

All stakeholders with registered multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform are encouraged to submit a short progress report of their initiatives through the online platform, before June 1, 2017. These short progress reports will appear on the HLPF Inputs Database, and form the basis of an annual report by the Secretariat on how partnerships and other voluntary initiatives are driving the implementation of the SDGs. More information at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/reports/