Addressing Poverty – High Level Political Forum 2018

A blog by SI UN Representative Bette Levy. "I attended two side events regarding poverty. While the approaches were very different the bottom line of both was unless we eradicate ‘relative poverty’ we would be leaving the most marginalized behind especially women and girls. The statistics speak for themselves. 80%

Plastics and the HLPF 2018

A blog by Janet Hall Schempf SI Anchorage on Cook Inlet, Alaska, USA "The United Nation’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is meeting this month to discuss progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.  Over the course of the two-week meeting, the topic of 'plastics' is considered from many angles,

Intrinsically linked – Women (SDG5) and Water (SDG6) High-Level Political Forum 2018

Organizer and co-organizers: Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN, Women and Water Partnership Contributors: International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Soroptimist International, NGO CSW New York Chair: H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN. H. E. Ambassador Bogyay began by sharing her country's

Leadership and the SDGs – HLPF

A blog by Nicole Pantaleo, SI Marin County "What is leadership? “The process of influencing the activities of an organized group toward goal achievement.” (Rauch & Behling) Is the traditional leadership model relevant in today’s ever-changing world? What other forms of leadership can be more effective for the public sector? Do

Making Cities Inclusive, Safe and Resilient – SDG 11

Review of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation: SDG 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, 11 July at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Concept Note: Cities and human settlements are where many of our accomplishments and obstacles to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda are


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