How are you getting involved in the 2018 HLPF (9 - 18 July 2018)?

This July marks the 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the United Nations in New York, a moment for governments to come together and share updates on SDG implementation in their own countries.

The 2018 HLPF is convened by the Economic and Social Council and will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018 in New York, NY.

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Details on this HLPF

The theme for the 2018 HLPF is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”. The set of SDGs to be reviewed in depth will be:

  • Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 15. Life on Land
  • Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals

This July, 47 countries will be conducting voluntary national reviews (VNR) at the HLPF, official reports on progress and the status of implementation in-country.

Next year, at the 2019 HLPF, SDG 16 will be reviewed for the first time, so this HLPF is a critical opportunity to get the conversation going and build momentum in the lead up to next July.

Ways to get involved

  • Are you going to be in NYC for the HLPF? If you are, write a comment below, so we can connect members.

  • Is your country preparing a VNR reporting this year? What are the challenges and progress on the access to justice commitments in SDG16 implementation in your country?

  • Follow the discussions during the high-level week (9-18 July) live here.


I will be attending HLPF from Kenya


That’s great @LoureenAchieng what are your plans around the HLPF, are there any events that you are speaking at?