July 8, 2019 to July 19, 2019

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The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development is the United Nations platform follow-up and review of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What are the dates for HLPF 2019? 9-18 July 2019

What is the theme for HLPF 2019? Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality 

What goals will be reviewed? 6 SDGs will be reviewed in 2019:

  • SDG 4. Quality Education
  • SDG  8. Decent work and economic growth
  • SDG 10. Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG  13. Climate Action
  • SDG 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG  17. Partnerships for the Goals

Don't miss these three ways to engage:

  1. Apply to become the Alternate Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities - all are encouraged to apply
  2. Apply to be part of the Selection Committee to elect the Alternate Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities
  3. CALLING FOR INPUTS for the official submission of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities to HLPF 2019

1. Apply to become the Alternate Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities - all are encouraged to apply
The Alternate Representative’s mandate expires every two years. As such, we are initiating an open, transparent and participatory application process to identify the next Alternate Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities. The core responsibilities of the Alternate Representative in collaboration with the Permanent Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities are:

  1. To facilitate the public representation of the SGPWD and to provide strategic direction and guidance.
  2. To promote and coordinate the active participation of members in national, regional and global meetings related to sustainable development, and to conduct advocacy meetings in New York and regional meetings on behalf of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities.
  3. To ensure coherence and synergies between the different Working Groups of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities.

More information about the roles and duties can be found in the Terms of Reference of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities here. We strongly encourage and welcome nominations of all persons with disabilities – and particularly those from underrepresented groups – in rural and urban areas, including persons with psychosocial, intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as women, older persons and indigenous persons with disabilities.

APPLY! If you wish to apply, click hereDeadline: 25th of January!

2. Apply to be part of the Selection Committee to elect the Alternate Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities
The Terms of Reference for the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities foresees that an open, transparent, inclusive and accessible nomination process shall be conducted, and the election of the Alternate Representative shall be undertaken through a Selection Committee.

The Selection Committee is open to all who wish to partake. Members of the Selection Committee will be requested to review applications received. The Selection Committee will rank the candidates through a secure and accessible online survey platform. This will be followed by an online call, where Selection Committee members will discuss their choices and will aim to agree on a final decision. The work of the Selection Committee will remain confidential.

APPLY! If you wish to be part of the Selection Committee, apply hereDeadline: 25th of January!

3. CALLING FOR INPUTS for the official submission of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities to HLPF 2019
Each year the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities submits a sectoral position paper to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF). This year, our submission to the 2019 HLPF will have the overarching theme of “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring their inclusiveness and equality with others”. The submission will consist of 5 chapters around the following Goals under review:

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