HLPF – Making the SDGs Work for Women and Girls 2017

Today, 10 July 2017, the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) will convene in the United Nations headquarters in New York, to review and follow-up the 2030 Agenda. This year’s theme will focus on Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.

The Soroptimist International HLPF report Global Perspectives on Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World: Making the SDGs work for women and girls, gives evidence of direct action which SI has taken at a grassroots level to achieve the SDGs, which is both sustainable and transferable across all communities.


View The Report Global Perspectives on Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World: Making the SDGs work for women and girls  SI HLPF REPORT


The 2017 HLPF provides a vital opportunity for stakeholders to meet and discuss methods of implementation that will expedite the sustainable development process to the benefit of all people, especially those furthest behind. It is also an invitation for governments to share their experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned thus far, towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Governments and civil society efforts have yielded encouraging results in many areas, however accelerated progress is needed to reach the finish line of sustainable development by 2030 across all targets. We must ensure that this HLPF process serves as a fresh opportunity to reinforce the ‘political will’ of governments, and align ministries and stakeholders behind overarching goals for sustainable development.

This year’s review emphasises SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14 and 17, however governments should not overlook the cross cutting nature of the goals, and a unified and integrated approach must be taken when implementing the SDGs, especially in relation to gender equality.

Image: 11 July will see an event organised by Zonta International, with speakers including SI Special Advisor to Advocacy, Linda Witong, UNICEF USA, Girls Not Brides, Unchained At Last, ADWAN and the Permanent Mission of Zambia.

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