05 July

Building back better from COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 5-15 July

The theme for the HLPF 2022 will be “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

The HLPF in 2022 will review in-depth Sustainable Development Goals 4 on quality education, 5 on gender equality, 14 on life below water, 15 on life on land, and 17 on partnerships for the Goals. The forum will take into account the different and particular impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across all Sustainable Development Goals and the integrated, indivisible and interlinked nature of the Goals. This year, 45 countries will carry out voluntary national reviews (VNRs) of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Events and side events: 

6 July, 10.00 – 12.00 EDT: Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2022. Conference Room 2, UN Headquarters, New York. Co-hosted by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. Watch live here.

6 July, 13.00 – 14.00 EDT: If You Struggle to See, You Struggle to Learn: Accelerating Progress Towards the SDGs through School Eye Health Programmes [virtual]. Co-hosted by Friends of Vision and WHO. Register here.

13 July, 18.00 – 19.15 EDT: Report Launch: Closing gender pay gaps in the health and care sector: key to achieving gender equality at work and in society and empowering all women and girls. Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters, New York. Co-hosted by: United Nations Foundation, WHO, ILO, Costa Rica, Canada and Luxembourg. Register here to participate in person. Watch live here.

13 July, 6.30 – 8.00 EDT: Choice, Voice and Autonomy: Women’s political leadership for health in a fragile world [virtual]. Hosted by Estonia and co-organized by PMNCH and UHC2030. Register here.

13 July, 13.00 – 14.30 EDT: No Education, No Health! No Health, No Education! Health Promotion & Health Literacy Driving Universal Health Coverage & COVID-19 Recovery: Building Back Better for Better Health & Well-Being throughout the Life Course [virtual]. Co-hosted by: co-chairs of the Group of Friends of UHC, Group of Friends of Education & Lifelong Learning, WHO and IFRC. Register here.

15 July, 07.30 – 9.00 EDT: Better Health to Build Back Better: Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda [virtual]. Hosted by WHO. Registration here.

See also: https://hlpf.un.org/2022/hlpf-2022-other-events

VNR Labs 2022: 


Regional Forums for Sustainable Development and Regional VNR Workshops in 2022

Regional Forums for Sustainable Development will be convened by the Regional Commissions. The regional forums will assess progress and exchange knowledge, good practices and policy solutions to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, in line with regional priorities and specificities.

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

3-5 March

VNR Workshop for ECA Region

1-2 March

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

7-9 March

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

15-17 March

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

28-31 March

VNR Workshop for ECE Region   

4 April

Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

6-7 April

Useful Resources for Health-related VNRs