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Next Week- the 2017 High-level Political Forum

For this week in SDGs Counting, we focus on preparing for the HLPF beginning next week in New York.

How to Prepare

This overview from the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub has been valuable for gaining a larger view of this year’s Forum. The theme of the 2017 HLPF is ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world’, and focuses on Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 14. You can find updated lists of indicators for these goals here.

How to Follow Along

Main Sessions — High-level Segment

The UN will broadcast the High-level Segment of the Forum on UN Web TV. These sessions take place from 9am-1pm and 3pm-6pm on July 10th-July 14, and concludes on Thursday, July 20th from 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm. The draft program agenda for these sessions is available here.

Voluntary National Reviews

44 countries have volunteered to produce and present Voluntary National Reviews at this year’s HLPF, and many have already provided written reports to the UN. These can be found in the UN VNR database. Countries are encouraged to share experiences, successes, and challenges in reviewing progress toward the SGDs. Countries are not required to report using the SDGs global indicator framework, and often use national indicators. These Reviews will take place from Monday, July 17th to Wednesday, July 19th.

Side-Events

Side events at the HLPF are valuable insight into SDG progress and review from the point of view of civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders. An agenda of side events is available here. The UN Global Compact has also drafted a guide for businesses attending the HLPF. The SDG Business Forum takes place during the HLPF, and will be held on Tuesday, July 18th.

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Keeping track of progress on trying to count and measure the success of the Sustainable Development Goals.