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What to Expect at HLPF 2024

What should you expect when government leaders, civil society advocates, and stakeholders gather at the UN in New York to review progress and regress on the Sustainable Development Goals?

July 2, 2024 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

(Open to public)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development and Cepei hosted a virtual briefing and Q&A session (in both English and Spanish) on the 2024 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). What should you expect as the 2024 HLPF approaches, and how is this year’s forum connected to the Summit of the Future?

Each year, countries gather in New York at the UN to report their successes and challenges in bringing the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals to life. This Q&A session with keynote speakers provides an overview of the main themes and issues of this year’s HLPF to help you unpack the main messages circling around the event and how high to set your expectations for meaningful discussion on the interlinked crises our world faces.

At the same time, this webinar explores links with the upcoming Summit of the Future.


  • H.E. Paula Narváez, President of ECOSOC
  • Friedrich Soltau, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, UNDESA
  • Marlon Navarro Álvarez, Vice-Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy, Republic of Costa Rica
  • Florence Syevuo, Executive Director, SDG Kenya Forum, and Co-Chair, Coalition for the UN We Need
  • Lynn Wagner, Senior Director Tracking Progress, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Philipp Schönrock, Director, Cepei (moderator)