United Nations High-Level Political Forum 2024

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will be held from Monday, 8 July, to Wednesday, 17 July 2024, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This includes the three-day ministerial segment of the forum from Monday, 15 July, to Wednesday, 17 July 2024as part of the High-level Segment of the Council. The last day of the High-level Segment of ECOSOC will be on Thursday, 18 July 2024.

The theme will be “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient, and innovative solutions.

Join CIC and Pathfinders at the following events over the course of HLPF! These events cover topics such as access to justice, polarization and disinformation, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, and more.

SDG16: Accelerating Progress to Achieve Justice for Children–Leveraging Innovations to Close the Justice Gap

July 10, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (ET) | New York City (with hybrid attendance 10:00–11:00 a.m.)

Hosted by Baker McKenzie Law Firm and sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone, Canada, Luxembourg, and Spain

The event aims to:

  • Leverage knowledge of practice and systems innovations across regions and contexts, to accelerate progress to achieve justice for children .
  • Shine a spotlight on national government leadership action on children’s justice issues, to promote a strategic, collaborative approach across governments and civil society.
  • Inform the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s emergent General Comment No. 27, by contributing access to justice game-changers.

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Using the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) to advance SDG16 and its interlinkages across the 2030 Agenda

Thursday, 11 July 2024 | 8:30–10:00 a.m. (ET) | UNHQ Secretariat, 27th Floor, SDG Room

Organized by the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, UNDP, and OHCHR, and in partnership with IDLO and International IDEA

This VNR Lab will unpack the VNR as an important tool to support action on SDG16, examine how countries and partners have used the VNR process (pre- and post-HLPF) to advance SDG16 at national and sub-national levels, reinforce/scale its interlinkages across the SDGs, and highlight its role in strengthening resilience for future crises.

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Intergenerational Dialogue: Young People as Catalysts for SDG16

July 11, 2024 | 9:30–11:00 a.m. (ET) | Baha’i International Community (866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY)

This structured exchange aims to serve as a learning opportunity for all. The Young Justice Leaders can benefit from the experience and insights of more experienced leaders who have been involved with the UN and the development agenda for many years. At the same time, these more established leaders stand to gain from young perspectives and insights about the current justice challenges faced by today’s youth and how they seek to address them.

In-person registration → | Online Zoom registration →

Tackling Polarization and Disinformation in Pursuit of SDG16+

July 17, 2024 | 10:00–11:30 a.m. (ET) | 777 United Nations Plaza, 8th FL, New York, NY

With support from the governments of Bangladesh, Canada, and Czechia

The event aims to:

  • Bring together key stakeholders to promote social cohesion and resilience.
  • Foster a comprehensive policy framework to build inclusive communities.
  • Advance SDG16+ on the sidelines of the 2024 High-Level Political Forum.

Register for the hybrid event → | Virtual registration →

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