Attend the UN High Level Political Forum 2020 (6-16 July Virtually)
Just a few days to go! Here is the last weekly update of announcements relevant to the Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS) before the HLPF begins. I hope you all have a productive and successful HLPF.
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Active participants (namely Lead Discussants, representatives providing contributions from the floor during thematic sessions and representatives asking questions following VNR presentations) will be nominated through the major groups and other stakeholders. This Information Note can be found on the HLPF website under the 'Registration' tab.
viewed from the HLPF 2020 website via the blue 'Stakeholders' navigation bar. The 'Introduction' section contains contact details for each of the 18 major groups and other stakeholder constituencies. The page contains details on the 'Contributions' of the major groups and other stakeholders and 'How to Participate'.
, 2 July 2020. Here is the current revised draft of the Ministerial Declaration (29 June 2020). Further details to follow.
Thank you to all who put forward nominations and to those of you who helped to facilitate the process.
VNRs - Q&A [update]
The usual practice of providing the major groups and other stakeholders with an opportunity to ask a question following the VNR presentations will continue this year. The VNR Task Group of the MGoS coordination mechanism is requesting expressions of interest to draft questions and identify candidates as part of the VNR sessions. The nomination process to participate takes place through the major groups and other stakeholders, please contact your constituency for further details.
UN DESA in collaboration with the major groups and other stakeholders (MGoS) has hosted three webinars to introduce new representatives to the VNR process, in French, English and Spanish. The PowerPoint presentations are currently available on the Stakeholders page under 'Voluntary National Reviews - Interventions'. The video recordings should be available from Monday.
Convened for the first time in 2018, the VNR Labs are an informal platform offering more time for Member States, MGoS and the UN system to share experiences on the VNR process.
Most of the Labs will are scheduled for one hour either in the morning before the first HLPF sessions begin or at noon during the break (EST). Time and dates were carefully selected so as to not overlap with any of the formal meetings of the HLPF.
Our DESA and partner have once again put together a stellar line-up of special events over the course of the next two weeks. Please click on the Flyer for further info as well as the Other Events section of the HLPF 2020 website. Registration details are listed with each event.
The general debate of the 2020 High-level Political Forum/ High-level Segment of ECOSOC will be conducted through written statements from Ministers and other representatives of Member States, UN system organizations, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and other international and regional organizations, as well as the Major Groups and other stakeholders. These statements will be posted on the HLPF and ECOSOC websites and in e-deleGATE. The deadline to submit statements in collaboration with your major group and other stakeholder constituency will be Friday, 3 July 2020. Please contact your MGoS constituency for further details.
Gwilym Roberts-Harry Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs