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SDG 6 at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), July 2023

The High-level Political Forum (HLPF), held under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will take place at UN headquarters in New York from 10-19 July, 2023.

The theme of HLPF 2023 is “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”.

The programme will include the thematic reviews of Sustainable Development Goals 6 on clean water and sanitation, 7 on affordable and clean energy, 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure, 11 on sustainable cities and communities, and 17 on partnerships for the Goals. It will support the mid-term review of the SDGs and the preparations of the 2023 SDG Summit in September 2023.

During the HLPF there will be two SDG 6-focused events:

SDGs in focus: SDG 6 and interlinkages with other SDGs – Clean water and sanitation, Tuesday 11 July 2023, 10:00-13:00, UN HQ, Conference Room 4 

This meeting will ask what integrated policies and partnerships can accelerate the achievement of the targets on clean water and sanitation? How can the interlinkages with other Goals be fully realized to ensure more impactful policies? How can the SDG Summit advance the follow-up to the UN 2023 Water Conference? The event will be webcasted on UN Web TV.

  • More information and agenda is available here.

SDG 6 & Water Action Agenda Special Event, Monday 17 July 2023, 10:00-18:00, UN HQ, Conference Room 5 

Introduced in 2020, the SDG 6 Special Event takes place annually during the High-level Political Forum giving space for discussion on water-related targets within the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework. After reflecting on the Water Action Agenda voluntary commitments, the President of the General Assembly’s game changers, the country acceleration case studies, and the recommendations outlined in the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2023, the Special Event will conclude with a forward-looking dialogue to build consensus as the international community considers a more robust global response to the international water crisis and also prepares for the SDG Summit in 2023 and the Summit of the Future in 2024. The event will be webcasted on UN Web TV.

  • The agenda for the Spacial Event is available here.
  • Agenda for the Ceremony of the United Nations Water Convention is available here.

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