10 July 2017 - 19 July 2017
New York, USA

UN Sustainable Development High Level Political Forum

The High-level Political Forum, United Nations' central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and State members of specialized agencies.

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The theme for this year's high-level political forum on sustainable development is "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world".

Convened under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council, the meeting is being organized to conduct an in-depth review of a number of sustainable development goals, including Goal 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

IIASA is at the center of integrated research efforts supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015. IIASA research has already fed directly into several of the goals, particularly those focused on climate and energy. Researchers at the institute are using the goals as a framework to direct integrated analysis across sectors and disciplines. Through several new cross‑cutting projects, they are advancing policy‑relevant research that can help the international community to successfully implement the goals.

Researchers from llASA will share their research and expertise in two sessions of the meeting. IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic is a member of the ten-member group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) of the SDGs. 

IIASA participation   

Launch of a new ICSU report: A guide to SDG interactions: From science to implementation
David McCollum, a research scholar with IIASA’s Energy Program will also be participating in a side event. Titled ‘Launch of a new ICSU report: A guide to SDG interactions: From science to implementation,’ this session is being organized by the International Council for Science (ICSU). Read more about the report.

12 July, 8:15 – 9: 30
Conference Room A in the UN Conference Building

SDG 17 - Advancing science, technology, and innovation for the SDGs
In his role as part of the ten-member group to support the TFM, IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic will serve as a lead discussant for session 14 – ‘SDG 17 - Advancing science, technology and innovation for the SDGs’ on July 13, 2017 from 16:30 to 18:00.  The session will explore policies and actions for advancing science, technology and innovation (STI) for achieving the SDGs and draws on the outcomes of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on STI for the SDGs.

13 July, 16:30 to 18:00
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Program (PDF)

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