The 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will take place in New York from July 9 to 18. HLPF is the official forum to review progress towards the SDGs, and the 2018 HLPF will focus particularly on SDGs 6 (water), 7 (energy), 11 (cities), 12 (consumption & production), 15 (terrestrial ecosystems), and 17 (partnership).

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is thrilled to be hosting or supporting the following side events during the High Level Political Forum. For even more up-to-date information on these events, please see our website. We hope you’ll join us!

Monday, July 9

  • Commentary by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of SDSN and Special Advisor to the SG on the SDGs, during the Opening & Scene Setting portion of the HLPF, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, United Nations Conference Room 4. UN Grounds Pass required to attend. See UN TV to view remotely.

Tuesday, July 10

  • Workshop on Realizing the SDGs: Urban Knowledge, Challenges, and Tools, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Convene, 730 3rd Avenue (between 45th and 46th), New York, NY 10017. By invitation only, please apply to attend online.
  • Secondary cities – Integrated localisation beyond SDG11, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, UN Conference Room 7. Unfortunately special event passes are not being offered for this side event, only those registered for HLPF may attend.

Wednesday, July 11

Thursday, July 12

Friday, July 13

Monday, July 16 

Tuesday, July 17

  • Launch of the 2018 edition of the SDG Index and Dashboards, 1:15 – 3:00 pm, at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, 871 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017. By invitation only due to limited capacity. Livestream available.

Wednesday, July 18 

  • Digital Governance Side Event, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, UN Trusteeship Council Chamber. At this time, only UN Grounds Pass holders are able to attend. Registration information coming soon for those not registered to HLPF.