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). Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of SDSN and Special Advisor to the SG on the SDGs, gave a keynote address during the Opening & Scene Setting portion of the HLPF.

Professor Sachs’ remarks begin at 32:35 minutes.