The theme for the 2021 United Nations high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and ECOSOC is “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”.
With the pandemic still raging in many parts of the world, the degree to which the SDGs have been knocked further off track is not yet fully known. As the Secretary-General report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) shows, however, it is clear that the pandemic has already had a very significant impact in a number of areas, undermining decades of development efforts .
The HLPF will review the situation regarding all SDGs and discuss in depth Sustainable Development Goals 1 on no poverty, 2 on zero hunger, 3 on good health and well-being, 8 on decent work and economic growth, 10 on reduced inequalities, 12 on responsible consumption and production, 13 on climate action, 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions, and 17 on partnerships and their interlinkages with each other and with other SDGs.
Learning from the 44 Voluntary National Reviews that will be presented this year, the HLPF will allow peer learning and reflect on the kind of policies that are being implemented to respond to the pandemic and its impacts.
The HLPF will provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the kind of policies and cooperation that are necessary to overcome the pandemic and its impacts and put the world back on track to achieve the SDGs by 2030, within the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development.Chair: