A gendered look into the High Level Political Forum 2019

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October 4, 2019

A gendered look into the High Level Political Forum 2019

The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform on Sustainable Development. It is the mechanism which follows up on UN Member States’ implementation of the 2030 Agenda and seeks to hold governments accountable by encouraging them to submit national reviews on their progress toward the 2030 Agenda. Each year, the HLPF focuses on a different theme and reviews a different set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s theme was “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

The following set of goals were reviewed:

  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
  • Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  •  Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries 
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts  
  • Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels  
  • Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

As the HLPF adopts inter-governmentally negotiated political declarations, this report analyzes each of the 6 goals through a gendered lens and emphasizes the importance of taking a gendered approach in implementing each of the goals. Additionally, this publication focuses on how each goal impacts women and girls and how their involvement makes a global difference. Each goal is explored through a gendered analysis, backed up by examples of good practices from around the globe. These case studies demonstrate innovative and gender-sensitive practices that governments have implemented in their efforts toward the 2030 Agenda. The purpose of this report is to present how women and girls can have an effective impact on societies and governments when they are given a chance to take part in global discussions that may affect change. More importantly, this publication emphasizes how women and girls play a significant role in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

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Galin Dechoian and Devan Zingler
High Level Political Forum (HLPF)
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