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

As the first week of HLPF 2019 drew to a close, two sessions reviewed the implementation and interrelations among Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions).

In the discussion on SDG 13, Luis Alfonso de Alba, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Action Summit, pleaded with governments to bring ambitious plans to the Summit, to deliver a 45% reduction of emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. In the discussion on SDG 16, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs noted no substantial progress on SDG 16 targets in recent years, with thousands at greater risk of intentional murder, aggression, and sexual violence.
A brief session in the morning also heard the 2019 report of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum, which called for strengthened capacity and policies for development of STI roadmaps, and for tackling the fragmented nature of official development assistance for STI. Read full report


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