What are the key tasks of the #HLPF2017? Read Under-Secretary-General Mr. Wu’s blog to find out https://t.co/b3SB6kQI9B
Author Mr. Wu Hongbo , Under-Secretary-General, DESA The High-level Political Forum's Key Tasks in 2017 The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) faces three inter-related tasks for its annual session in July 2017. As the central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development it must: Address the theme of eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: Carry out an in-depth review of progress made on SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14, and their inter-linkages with other SDGs; and Facilitate 44 voluntary national reviews (VNRs). Accomplishing these tasks is critical to building momentum for the implementation of the SDGs. Indeed, global trends are discouraging - overall economic growth and investments in sustainability remain weak, world trade is slowing, and conflict and geopolitical tensions weigh heavily on prospects for equitably ...