2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020)
Accelerated Action and Transformative Pathways: Realizing the Decade of Action and Delivery for Sustainable Development
7-16 July 2020 | UN Headquarters, New York
Highlights for Thursday, 16 July 2020
The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) concluded without adopting the expected ministerial declaration. Mona Juul, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), thanked the co-facilitators of the consultations on the ministerial declaration, saying that while an ambitious declaration was emerging, some issues required further discussion. Suggesting countries were close to an agreement, she encouraged all Member States to support its adoption by consensus.
“We were not on track to deliver when COVID-19 hit, and the road ahead is even steeper,” UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed said in her closing statement. “We can turn this around if we stay true to the 2030 Agenda.”
During the day, ten countries presented their first voluntary national reviews (VNRs): Democratic Republic of the Congo, Comoros, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Zambia, Republic of Moldova, Liberia, Barbados, and Solomon Islands.
Juul declared the meeting closed at 4:18 pm.
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