July 9, 2018 to July 18, 2018

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

This will include the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July. 

The theme of the 2018 HLPF is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies” and the Goals under review include:

  • 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

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To engage with the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilites for Sustainable Development and to learn more, read the bulletins on the right hand side! FileRead the Terms of Reference for the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities (PDF iconPDF)

Voluntary National Reviews
The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The countries up for review in 2018 are: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Benin, Bhutan, Cabo Verde, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Namibia, Niger, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine, sudan, Switzerland, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, and Vietnam. 

[Reminder] Join the Webinar on Voluntary National Review (VNR)  February 21st, 9.00 - 10.00 am EST, The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities will hold its first open platform to discuss participation in the VNRs.  We encourage everyone to join the webinar and engage in an interactive dialogue. The webinar will be accessible with International Sign and captioning. 

Read more and Join the dialogue, click here.

Official submission on behalf of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities to the 2018 HLPF

Annually persons with disabilities are asked to make an official submission to the United Nations addressing the annual theme of the HLPF. For 2018, we expect that the submission will be six pages and due some time in April. Please note that the UN defines the length and date of the submission. The submission will be published on the UN website and also widely disseminated to Member States and UN Agencies. 

We have prepared an initial draft submission on behalf of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities to the High-level Political Forum 2018. The attached draft document includes the main title, suggestions for chapters and some elements under each chapter. 

We would like to invite you to make comments, general observations and specific recommendations by the 28th of February. We kindly ask you to follow instructions included in the draft document. 
Kindly send all your comments/inputs to: hlpf2018 [at] ida-secretariat.org

Click here to download the document.

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