The year 2023 is of pivotal importance for the SDGs. Adopted by the UN in 2015, Agenda 2030 has reached its middle point. As the consensus sees the world out of track for the achievement of its goals, the 2023 The United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and SDG Summit will be critical opportunities to review the hitherto pathway, renew global engagement and give a new impulse to the implementation of the Agenda. In this scenario, Regions play a crucial role as key actors for at least 65% of the Agenda 2030 targets. 

This year, the HLPF will focus on SDGs 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), and 17 (partnerships for the Goals). 

It will take place in person at the UN headquarters in New York. Four sessions will be of special interest for Subnational Governments: 

  • Tuesday, July 11th, 3:00 – 4:15 PM – “Transformation from the ground up: Acting at local level” 
  • Thursday, July 13th, 10:10 AM – 1:00 PM – “SDG 11 and interlinkages with other SDGs –Sustainable cities and communities” 
  • Friday, July 14th, 9:00-11:00 AM – “Perspectives from major groups and other stakeholders at the mid-point of the SDGs: Towards inclusive transformation” 
  • Tuesday, July 18th, 9-10:30 AM – “Regional realities” (Dialogue) 


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