FEATURING INPUTS FROM

• GUY RYDER •
• ACHIM STEINER •
• EDGAR GUTIERREZ-ESPELETA •
• IBRAHIM THIAW •
• SIMON ZADEK •
• SONJA GIBBS •
• ANDREW NORTON •
• EDNA MOLEWA •
• RITA SCHWARZELUHR-SUTTER •
• RISTO ARTJOKI •
• MIRGUL MOLDOISAEVA •
• DENIS LOWE •

HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM SIDE EVENT

17 July 2017, 18:00 - 21:30
Scandinavia House, Volvo Hall,
58 Park Ave, New York

 

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require an unrelenting focus on the environment-development nexus and a radical decoupling of environmental degradation from economic growth. This is the key message that PAGE and the government of Finland will be delivering at a side-event of the High-Level Political Forum later this month.

The High-level Political Forum is the central platform of the United Nations to follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. The forum is an opportunity for all Member States of the United Nations and specialized agencies to have full and effective participation to review and track progress towards this ambitious set of goals. The theme of the High Level Political Forum is "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". 

The side-event led by PAGE and the government of Finland will explore innovations that countries are leading to advance the 2030 agenda and to transform economies in ways that advance social wellbeing and ensure effective management of natural resources. It will showcase best practices and opportunities to fundamentally shift development models to foster a prosperous, more inclusive, and more secure world.