What to expect at the HLPF: Building momentum towards the SDG Summit and beyond

The SDG Lab, Cepei, and IISD will host a virtual briefing and question/answer session on the 2023 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). What should you expect as the 2023 HLPF approaches, and how is this year’s forum connected to the SDG Summit and setting the scene for the 2024 Summit of the Future?
July 6, 2023 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

(Open to public)

Each year, countries gather at the United Nations at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to report their successes and challenges in bringing the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to life.

This webinar will unpack with key-note speakers the main expectations at this year’s HLPF, including reviewing the main findings from two reports which will inform the SDG Summit: the Global Sustainable Development Report 2023, and the report by the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective and Inclusive Global Governance. At the same time, this webinar will explore linkages with the 2023 SDG Summit and the 2024 Summit of the Future.


  • Welcome by moderator | Philipp Schönrock, Cepei Director
  • HLPF 2023 in focus | Friedrich Soltau, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, UNDESA
  • GSDR Main findings | Norichika Kanie, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan
  • Regional dimension and findings from HLAB | Alicia Bárcena, Ambassador of Mexico to Chile and former Executive Secretary of ECLAC
  • Connecting HLPF to SDG Summit & Summit of the Future | Oezge Aydogan, Director, SDG Lab at UN Geneva
  • Wrap Up and Staying Connected During HLPF | Philipp Schönrock, Cepei Director
  • Q&A Expectations from Participants | Audience and Panel