Media briefing on the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Thousands of government, business and civil society leaders will gather at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development from 9 to 18 July at UN Headquarters in New York to review successes, discuss challenges and mobilize efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Forum is the central platform for tracking progress on the Goals at the global level.

Forty-seven countries – both developed and developing and among which Lebanon – will speak on the actions they are taking to achieve the Goals during the three-day ministerial meeting from 16 to 18 July when they present their Voluntary National Reviews.

The theme of this year’s Forum is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies” and a specific set of Goals will also be reviewed in depth: Goals 6,7, 11,12 and 15, with Goal 17 to be reviewed every year.  

 

What:

Media briefing on the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable

Development with UN Headquarters, New York via WebEx

For more information on the Forum, please visit:

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018

 

Who:

Ms. Irena Zubcevic, Chief, Intergovernmental Policy and Review Branch, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

 

When:

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

(1) French session at 8:00 a.m. New York time. (03:00 PM Beirut Time)

(2) English session at 9:15 a.m. New York time. (04:15 PM Beirut Time)

 

Where:

UN House, Riad Solh sqr, Beirut

 

Media contacts

United Nations Information Centre in Beirut

Ms. Cynthia Khoury                           Ms. Rasha Salman                              Ms. Maryam Sleiman

Public Information Officer                 National Information Officer             Public Information Assistant

khouryc@un.org                                 salmanr@un.org                                 sleiman2@un.org

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