First High-Level Political Forum assesses year one of SDG implementation

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016

The first High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, themed “Ensuring no one is left behind,” will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York, from 11 to 20 July. The Forum will assess progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals by governments, including voluntary reviews by 22 countries on 19 and 20 July. It will provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations for follow-up and adopt a Ministerial Declaration in closing.

The 2016 High-level Political Forum gives Member States an opportunity to gauge “Where do we stand at year one?” including on SDG 5, on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. UN Women continues to call on Member States to demonstrate how they are systematically integrating gender perspectives in their national planning, decision-making, policies and budgets to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which strives to bring lasting and transformative change in women’s and men’s lives.

View the archived webcast of UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri speaking at the session, "Creating peaceful and more inclusive societies and empowering women and girls" on 12 July, from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UN Women will be participating at the following side events:

  • “Leave no one behind: Ensuring inclusion on the most marginalized and socially excluded communities in SDGs”, 12 July, 6.15 p.m. – 7.30 p.m., Trusteeship Chamber, UN Headquarters, organized by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) grantee, National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), India.
  • “No one Left behind: Evaluation in the service of national follow up and review of progress towards the SDGs,” 13 July, 1.15 p.m. – 2.30 p.m., UNICEF House, organized by United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), UN Women, EvalGender+, in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, Government of Tunisia, Mexican’s National Council for the evaluation of Public Policies (CONEVAL), EvalSDG, EvalPartners, UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA.

Women and the SDGs

In this editorial spotlight, take a look at how women and girls can—and will—be key to achieving each of 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by UN Member States in September 2015.

  • Women and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • SDG 1: No poverty
  • SDG 2: Zero hunger
  • SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  • SDG 4: Quality education
  • SDG 5: Gender equality
  • SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
  • SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
  • SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
  • SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • SDG 13: Climate action
  • SDG 14: Life below water
  • SDG 15: Life on land
  • SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals