The 2030 Agenda and the UN General Assembly established ambitious modalities for the participation of Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS) in the HLPF (paragraph 89 of the 2030 Agenda and paragraphs 14 and 15 of General Assembly Resolution 67/290). MGoS are crucial to the successful implementation, follow-up, and review of the 2030 Agenda. In preparation for the 2020 HLPF, they contributed to review processes at all levels, including at the regional forums on sustainable development and through national review mechanisms.
This session, organised in collaboration with the HLPF Coordination Mechanism of Major Groups and other Stakeholders, offers MGoS an opportunity to raise their critical concerns and concrete proposals for Decade of Action as well as highlight their contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It will focus on the recommendations of MGoS on the implementation, follow-up, and review of the 2030 Agenda, placing particular emphasis on the theme of the 2020 HLPF and the impact of COVID-19. It will also review the contributions of MGoS themselves to the overall successful implementation of the Agenda, especially at the national level and during ongoing national review processes.
The session will have an interactive discussion format. It will be divided into two segments. The first section will focus on key strategies and systemic reforms to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and advance the Decade of Action, while the second one will expose challenges related to the shrinking democratic space for MGoS engagement.
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Followed by interactive discussion