Sightsavers to co-host event at High-Level Political Forum

July 2017
A road and a village

The side event will focus on how to support the pledge to ‘leave no one behind’

Sightsavers will participate in, and co-host a side event at, the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), taking place on 10-19 July at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

The theme of the HLPF is ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world’.

The side event, called ‘Open, inclusive, participatory and transparent: How can voluntary national reviews support the pledge to “leave no one behind” in implementing the 2030 Agenda?’, will be held on Monday 17 July from 6.30 until 8.30pm at ONE UN hotel.

Featuring representatives from governments that have submitted themselves for voluntary national reviews (VNRs), the event will cover how different countries are keeping up the momentum of delivery and implementation of their commitments as part of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

Civil society organisations and parliamentarians will also share their experiences and discuss how they are engaging and collaborating in this process.

Numbers will be limited – RSVP here to register interest in attending the event.

The event is sponsored by Sightsavers, Together 2030Leonard Cheshire DisabilityCentro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional(Cepei), Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC Ijebu-Ode), Philippine Social Enterprise NetworkSave MatabelelandWorld VisionLeading Women of AfricaCAFODNewcastle University and Poverty Reduction Forum Trust (PRFT).

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