Daily Reports
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HLPF 2019
10 July 2019 | UN Headquarters, New York

HLPF 2019 continued on Wednesday at UN Headquarters in New York. A thematic review on empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality in the morning included two sessions, on the perspectives of small island developing states (SIDS), and of least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs). Speakers highlighted innovations, such as a peer review system for voluntary national reviews (VNRs); and challenges, such as high vulnerability, capacity needs, and natural disasters in achieving the SDGs.

In the afternoon, a review of implementation and interrelations among Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth). Progress on achieving this Goal was reported as being slow, and somewhat mixed: despite an increase in GDP growth globally, the LDCs are falling short of their 7% target; 21% of the young people around the world are not in education, employment, or training; and the increase in labor productivity shows a high variation across regions. Read full report


Side Events
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Coverage of Selected Side Events at HLPF 2019
10 July 2019 | UN Headquarters, New York