High-level Political Forum 2020 Review

With a world reeling from the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, how will the HLPF build momentum for the 2030 Agenda?

July 16, 2020 8:00 pm

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The 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development already had the ambitious goal of supporting the Decade of Action, which the Secretary-General launched in January 2020 to get the Sustainable Development Goals back “on track,” before the pandemic struck.

With a world reeling from the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, how will the HLPF build momentum for the 2030 Agenda as events move online? The International Institute for Sustainable Development invites you to a panel discussion and Q&A session the day after the Forum closes, answering:

  • How did first virtual HLPF go?
  • What challenges were identified and what themes emerged for moving forward with SDG implementation?
  • Where does the 2030 Agenda go from here?

Event Details:

Webinar: High-level Political Forum 2020 Review
Friday, 17 July 2020
9 AM - 10 AM EST
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Dr. Lynn Wagner is the Senior Director of the Tracking Progress program at the IISD, overseeing projects that seek to increase the accountability of decision making for the SDGs, enhance engagement in SDG implementation, and develop SDG indicator and reporting tools. She began working with IISD in 1994 as a writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin and continues to observe and analyze multilateral environmental negotiations as the leader of that flagship publication.

Kali Taylor leads the Geneva 2030 Ecosystem initiative under IISD's Tracking Progress program, promoting collaboration and initiatives for Geneva-based actors focused on SDG implementation. IISD has partnered closely with the UNOG SDG Lab to fulfill this vision and Kali is seconded part-time to the UN Office at Geneva, representing non-governmental organizations' (NGO) viewpoints, and providing expertise on systems change and innovation best practice.

Eleonora Bonaccorsi is a Junior Project Officer with the IISD Tracking Progress group, focused on the Geneva 2030 Ecosystem. Prior to joining the IISD, Eleonora worked at the United Nations Office at Geneva helping manage the network of private, governmental, and non-profit actors in Geneva committed to implementing the SDGs. Her support for SDG achievement builds on her studies on securing human rights and how states prevent, escalate, and defuse conflict. Past roles include research at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at National Defense University and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

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