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UN High-Level Political Forum

Published: 22 July 2019
From: Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

The UN High-level Political Forum is responsible for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda at the global level.

It meets annually and features inputs from national governments, intergovernmental bodies, relevant UN agencies, civil society and other stakeholders.

Countries are encouraged to review implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals regularly and present Voluntary National Reviews at the High-level Political Forum.

Ireland presented its first Voluntary National ReviewVoluntary National Review at the High-level Political Forum in July 2018.

Ireland strongly supports efforts of stakeholder involvement in the 2030 Agenda process at both a national and global level to ensure civil society voices continue to be heard in the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The 2019 HLPF theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth include the following:

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development