- July 14, 2021

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

The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 will be held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This includes the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 13 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021 as part of the high-level segment of the Council.

HLPF 2021 Theme:

Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development 

The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities and the High-Level Political Forum

Participants during HLPF

The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities held an event at the sidelines of the HLPF on Friday, 9 July 2021. The theme of Building an Inclusive and Effective Path for Civil Society Engagement in the HLPF was covered by an amazing panel of people from organizations of persons with disabilities all around the globe!

Videos of the side event are available here in English and here in Spanish.

Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities Submission for HLPF 2021

Each year the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities comes together to create a submission around the SDGs and persons with disabilities relating to the theme of the HLPF. The submission is written with an open consultative process to create a strong statement from various organizations working to promote the rights of persons with disabilities.

HLPF 2021 Webinar Series

The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities put on a series of webinars leading up to the HLPF

Watch the entire webinar series here

Webinar Series Pt. 1: Disability and Data
A moderated discussion on the role of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in data processes with a focus on key experiences and research findings from national and global levels

Webinar Series Pt. 2: an overview and discussion on SDGs 8, 10 & 16
This year we have three speakers who will share about their contributions to the submission and their work that reinforces their statement. This event will include a moderated panel discussion with an in-depth focus on SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth, SDG 10 on reduced inequalities, and SDG 16 on peace, justice, and strong institutions. The panelists will delve into the effects of Covid-19 recovery for persons with disabilities within the scope of these specific goals.

Webinar Series Part 3: An OPD Discussion on the Regional Forums

A moderated discussion on the regional forums and experiences of organizations of persons with disabilities.

Webinar Series Part 4: COVID-19 research findings from Bangladesh, Bolivia, and Nigeria
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities carried out two phases of qualitative research to gather information on the experiences of persons with disabilities. The first phase of research took place in 2020 with disability movement leaders from around the world and the second phase followed in 2021 exploring three countries in depth: Bangladesh, Bolivia, and Nigeria.

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