Advancing the 2030 Agenda: Lessons learnt from the first cycle of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – how far can we go?

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The Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development in cooperation with UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development organized the third workshop in preparation for next years High Level Political Forums.

Workshop 3 Advancing the 2030 Agenda: Lessons learnt from the first cycle of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – how far can we go?  Programme for Friends of Government meeting
These are power points – papers will go up end of January
How could the 2019 HLPF summit deliver actions, implementation and acceleration?
The 2019 HLPF summit should be an important occasion to strengthen political will for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and should identify accelerators and drivers of change to speed up implementation

What should be the outcome from the 2019 HLPF Summit? 

In 2019, the High-Level Political Forum will complete its first cycle. The HLPF, an outcome of the Rio+20 Conference, was created as a replacement for the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). When the 2030 Agenda was adopted in 2015, the HLPF became the mandated global platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. This session will review options for what the outcome from the Heads of State session in September 2019 should be. 

How can we ensure the summit and subsequent HLPFs fully engage major groups and other stakeholders including local and sub-national governments and what additional role or entitlement they should have? 
The Major Groups concept was originally put forward by Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the 1972 and 1992 UN conferences on environment and development. The idea was to enhance the rights and responsibilities of stakeholders in society. The 1992 Agenda 21 blueprint for the 21st century identified nine Major Groups to help member states make better policy at all levels and to be engaged in helping to deliver global agreements themselves or in partnership with others. The Rio+20 Conference and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development identified additional stakeholders to be involved considering the past 25 years. Regarding local and sub-national governments, it has been estimated that over 60% of the targets in the SDGs will be delivered at the local or sub-national level.  After the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 over 6000 local and sub national councils developed their own local agenda 21st are there lessons here for the 2030 Agenda?
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What role Regional Commissions can play in taking forward the 2030 Agenda 
Regional Commissions can play a vital role in integrating Sustainable Development Goals into regional development planning and fiscal frameworks; promoting policy coherence, consistency and coordination; enhancement of data and statistical capacities of Member States in the region; identifying and promoting alternative and innovative sources of financing for development relevant to these levels of development;  producing regional annual reports; serving as a place for peer learning and buddying countries at similar levels of development; working together to leverage science, technology and innovation (STI); supporting and tapping South-South and regional partnerships.
Session 5 Yera Ortiz de Urbina Regional Commissions

A book of the three workshops will be available by the end of February


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