High-Level Political Forum to Hold a Sitting in UN

United Nations, 11 July (Prensa Latina) The high-level political forum was held today at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) headquarters in order to oversee the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

This meeting, which is scheduled till Wednesday next week, will have its ministerial segment from July 17 through 19, an event goal-oriented to debate on eradicating poverty and promoting human prosperity.

According to ECOSOC, the forum will review in depth seven of the 17 development goals set out in the 2030 Agenda, adopted in September 2015.

The more debated goals are 1-(End poverty in all its forms), 2-(Eradicate hunger), 3-(Guarantee a healthy life for all), 5-(Achieving gender equality and empowerment of Women and girls), 9-(Building a resilient infrastructure), 14-(Preserving the oceans and using them sustainably) and 17-(Strengthening alliances for development).

44 nations have announced this year that they will voluntarily submit their review of compliance with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which will enrich debates during the forum.

At the opening ceremony, UN Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Wu Hongbo, has said that the 2030 Agenda is the common responsibility of UN States to face up to the major mankind challenges, including poverty, famine and inequalities.

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