Main Milestones
The Ocean Conference
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
Start of CSD
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
Our Common Future
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 4: Thematic review
3 Dec 2018 - 5 Dec 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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UN-DESA/ Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG), is co-leading the thematic review of SDG 4 which will be under review during the 2019 High-level Political Forum focusing on the theme Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. The review is structured to identify progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of SDG 4, and also to assess interlinkages with other SDGs.

As a central part of this review, the Global Education Meeting will be held in Brussels from 3 to 5 December 2018. The objective of the meeting will be to take stock of where we are in terms of progress towards SDG 4; to share knowledge about success stories, good practices and challenges; to identify particular areas of concern; and to suggest ways forward in terms of policies, partnerships and coordinated actions at all levels. These messages will help inform the HLPF, assist in planning its sessions, and serve to influence collaborations and programmes of work going forward from 2019.

In the interest of expanding understandings about the interlinkages between SDG 4 and the rest of the 2030 Agenda, DSDG is working with partners on panels and speakers for the meeting who can add insights on the relationship between quality education and progress on other SDGs (8, 10, 13, 16 and 17) under review during the 2019 HLPF. Additionally, guiding questions are being developed that can direct the discussions taken up in individual sessions toward interlinkages across the 2030 Agenda.
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