High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Kicks off in New York
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The United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) – the biggest gathering of governments, business, trade union and civil society leaders to review progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – kicks off in New York on Tuesday.

This will be the 4th HLPF since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, according to media reports.

Bangladesh delegation comprising ministers, lawmakers, diplomats and leaders of civil society organizations are scheduled to attend the HLPF.

The HLPF is set to evaluate global efforts to achieve the SDGs that focus on quality education, decent work, equality, climate change, justice and partnerships.

At least 47 countries are ready to take the stage to present their efforts in implementing the SDGs at the meeting convened under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

The meeting runs from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019, including a three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

The HLPF theme for 2019 is; "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality".

According to IOM, with emerging evidence suggesting that the international community must dramatically accelerate action to meet all the SDGs by 2030, this year’s HLPF provides a special platform to strengthen multilateralism and demonstrate how our working together can generate practical solutions that ultimately deliver benefits and results where it matters most: in the lives of all people.

The HLPF is an opportunity to reinforce this message, and to reinvigorate action to ensure that migrants are not left behind.

This year, IOM will highlight the importance of migration to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda by hosting a side event titled “Migration Governance Indicators for Well-managed Migration: An Evidence-based Approach to Global Commitments” on 17 July.

The Migration MPTF is the only funding mechanism fully dedicated to supporting collective action on migration and ensuring that mutual trust, determination and solidarity amongst States and with other stakeholders can be fostered to ensure the implementation of the objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration.

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