GRI events at the 2020 UN High Level Political Forum
July 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The annual review of progress achieved in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) starts next week, with a virtual format meaning it will be the greenest and most inclusive yet.
In response to the pandemic, the 2020 UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) has switched fully online. In total, 47 countries will present their Voluntary National Reviews on SDGs progress – including 20 for the first time.
The 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the ideals of our time and aim to ensure that everyone can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality, while protecting the planet from degradation, and in harmonious, peaceful and just societies. The commitment of governments has been translated into clear and measurable targets, that get evaluated yearly during the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR).
There is no doubt that businesses are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2013, representatives from countries, businesses and NGOs have gathered once a year in New York to for the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). We collected some key takeaways from the forum about how the private sector is helping advance the achievement of the SDGs.