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.
VNR Labs 2022: hlpf.un.org/2022/vnr-labs
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.
Useful Resources for Health-related VNRs
- Handbook for the preparation of VNR (other languages are also available here)
- Knowledge exchange on approaches and tools for the 2022 VNR (including UHC2030’s tools)
- UHC Data Portal: State of UHC Commitment Country Profiles
- SDG3 VNR Workshop (2021)
- Voice, agency, empowerment - handbook on social participation for universal health coverage
- Toolkit on health budget literacy, advocacy and accountability for UHC
- Calendar of events for the High-Level Political Forum