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High Level Political Forum 2017

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High Level Political Forum 2017
10 - 19 July 2017, New York


The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development is the United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda. The HLPF 2017 is convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and it will be held from 10 to 19 July 2017. The forum also includes a three-day ministerial meeting from 17 to 19 July 2017.

Under the theme, “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world,” the HLPF 2017 will review the progress and implementation made towards SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 9 (Innovation, Industry and Infrastructure), and SDG 14 (Life below Water). For more information on the contribution of sustainable transport to achieve the SDGs, click here.

Transport and Voluntary National Reviews

  • Transport references in VNRs 2017: In 2017, 44 countries have volunteered to present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) to report on their progress in implementing the SDGs. The main messages of the 2017 VNRs, which were recently released, show that only few countries have included specific references to transport. Those that have included transport confirm the linkage between transport and the achievement of the SDGs, in particular on the role of transport infrastructure (e.g. all-weather road, rail, and port facilities) and they refer to the overarching theme of the 2030 Agenda to alleviate poverty, ensure social inclusion and equity, and leave no one behind. For more information on the anlaysis, click here
  • Advocacy Letters to VNR Coordinators: Advocacy letters were sent to 21 country coordinators who are responsible for the VNR submissions in 2017. The letter presents the critical role of sustainable transport in achieving the SDGs and give specific recommendations on how to further emphasize the critical role of sustainable transport in SDG implementation through the VNR process during the HLPF in 2017.

Second SDG Progress Report

  • The second SDG Progress Report includes statistics on the global status of air pollution from traffic, road safety, energy consumption, and employment opportunities and economic development driven by the transport sector, which helps to document the linkage between transport and sustainable development. More information on the transport references is available in SLoCaT's analysis on VNR main messages

Transport Events at HLPF 2017

  • 10 July, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM , Conference Room 6, UNHQ

"How mobility can contribute to eradication of poverty & promotion of prosperity"

by the World Bank under the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

  • 14 July, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, UN Delegates Dining Room

"The Role of Safe and Sustainable Mobility in Eradicating Poverty and Improving Health"

 by the FIA Foundation, The Global Initiative for Child Health & Mobility and The G4 Alliance

  • 14 July, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM, Conference Room B, UNHQ

"Rural-Urban Connectivity in Integrated Regional Development: Implications towards Livelihood Security and Poverty Alleviation"

by United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) – Division for Sustsinable Development (DSD)/UN DESA, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP) andThe Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development(BMZ)

  •  18 July, 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM, Conference Room B, UNHQ

"The Global Climate Action Agenda, a Solution Provider to Implement the SDGs"

 by France, Italy and Luxembourg

  • 19 July  8:15 AM - 9:30 AM, Conference Room 7, UNHQ

“Aviation Partnership for Sustainable Development: High-level Briefing on Aviation Contributions to Sustainable Development in Countries in Special Situations” 

by International Civil Aviation Organization co-organized with Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS), World Bank Group and Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)

“Aviation Partnership for Sustainable Development: High-level Briefing on Aviation Contributions to Sustainable Development in Countries in Special Situations” 

Organizer: International Civil Aviation Organization co-organized with Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS), World Bank Group and Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)

Date and Time: 19 JULY  8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Other SLoCaT's Input to the HLPF 2017

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