HLPF - SDGs in Action
New York, 17 July 2017 - ‘The SDGs in Action: Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Inclusive Prosperity in a Changing World,’ a high level side event organized by the UN Development Group, in conjunction with the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2017), discussed how countries at various stages of development, including those faced with complex situations such as violent conflict and fragility are accelerating efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The theme of the HLPF, ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world’ challenges the UN and Member States to hold true to the 2030 Agenda pledge to leave no one behind and to reach the furthest behind first.
Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDG Chair and UNDP Administrator highlighted on the need to pursue an integrated approach versus “cherry-picking” priority areas, where the UN can help identify synergies and trade-offs in different country contexts to determine interventions that yield benefits across several SDGs.
“The critical importance of leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first: here the UN can help countries better understand and address inequalities in all their forms”.
© UNDP / Freya Morales