High-Level Political Forum 2018

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The theme will be “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies“.

Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future has been strongly engaged at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Summary and reporting from the HLPF 2018 by IISD / ENB

Side event “Stakeholder Engagement in the HLPF and its review in 2019”, co-organized by the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism and DESA-OISC.  9 July 2018, 1:15pm – 2:30pm.  Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters. With our Board member Jan-Gustav Strandenaes presenting.

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ENB / IISD Summary

Multi-stakeholder perspectives on the Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies. Official Major Groups and other Stakeholders Session at the 2018 high-Level Political Forum12 July, 11am – 1pm. Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters. With our executive director, Ruben Zondervan, presenting as panelist on behalf of the Major Group Science & Technology.

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ENB/IISSD Summary and pictures

Opening statement by Ruben Zondervan

Related opinion piece by Ruben Zondervan


Picture: International Science Council

Side-event: “Managing interactions between SDGs for transformation” Organized by the International Council for Science. 12 July, 6:30pm – 8pm, Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters. With our executive director Ruben Zondervan

Speakers: Nebojsa Nakicenovic, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; Peter Messerli, Centre for Development and Environment, Co-chair of the independent group of scientists to draft the 2019 GSDR; Joseph Alcamo, University of Sussex Sustainability Programme;  Karina Barquet, Stockholm Environment Institute; Reginald Vachon, WFEO.

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Side Event “Addressing Resilience through the Nexus of Water-Food-Energy; Cities as SDG Laboratories” organized by Stakeholder Forum and the International Council for Science. 17 July, 1:15pm – 2:30pm, Conference F, UN Headquarters. With our chair Charles Nouhan moderating.