Gender Responsiveness in Partnerships for the SDGs

Blog of Bette Levy, SI UN Representative in New York Each year, during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Division for Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA/DSDG), along with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR),

HLPF: Voluntary National Reviews

After attending this year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), Maria Fornella-Oehninger, SI UN Representative in New York, provides insight into the positives and negatives surrounding Voluntary National Reviews. “As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on member states to submit voluntary national reviews
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Sustainable Development and Gender Equality

SI's Global Policy Advisor, Francesca Fletcher Williams blogs about the current progress made towards Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) on Gender Equality. "It is now the second time the UN’s High-Level Political Forum has reviewed progress towards achieving SDG5 on gender equality. Under the broad banner “achieve gender equality and

HLPF Ministerial Declaration: Member States Struggle to Agree on Actions to Achieve the 2030 Agenda

Blog by Francesca Fletcher Williams, SI Global Policy Coordinator. To close the annual United Nations (UN) High-level Political Forum (HLPF), a Ministerial Declaration is negotiated and agreed. This Ministerial Declaration is meant to assess progress on, and challenges to, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as highlight concrete

Launch of Soroptimist International’s HLPF 2021 Report

Soroptimist International is delighted to announce the launch of its 2021 High-level Political Forum report, “Confronting Inequalities: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. This year, the report focuses on how to sustainably respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing the inequalities which create fundamental

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021

Every year, United Nations Member States, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) including Soroptimist International, and other stakeholders, meet at the UN’s High-level Political Forum (HLPF) to review progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The High-level Political Forum provides an opportunity for states and organisations to share what they are doing to


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