Recognizing the importance of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to drive economic prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment, and which encompasses the widely familiar 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries established a new platform--the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development(HLPF)--to boost efforts to achieve the goals.
The HLPF meets every year, in early July, bringing representatives of governments, businesses and civil society together to review progress, examine obstacles, exchange best practices, and recommend new actions to achieve the goals. Countries also agreed (resolutions 67/290 and 70/299) that every fourth year, the HLPF will meet under the auspices of the General Assembly at the level of Heads of State and Government. 2019 will mark the first HLPF meeting at the leader level on 24 September (afternoon) and 25 September, to follow up and review progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 SDGs.
The United Nations SDG Summit will be chaired by the President of the General Assembly and will also result in a concise negotiated political declaration.
Since the 2030 Agenda was adopted, governments, businesses, and citizen organizations have moved to embrace the SDGs and have used the goals and the centerpiece of their development plans. The SDG Summit will also seek to mobilize further support for action to achieve the SDGs and will encourage voluntary commitments by governments and all stakeholders to accelerate action.
Source: SDG summit 2019
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