2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) Philanthropic Side-Events

The High-Level Politcal Forum (HLPF) will meet from July 9-18, with a theme of "empoowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality".

The set of goals that will be reviewed are Goal 4, Goal 8, Goal 10, Goal 13, Goal 16, and Goal 17.

If you are hosting side-events featuring philanthropy that we should include in our calendar, please send event details to brian.kastner@cof.org so we can promote your event.

We will continue to update this calendar.


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SDGs Learning, Training & Practice

When: July 9 - 15

Where: UN HQ | Conference Room 5

What: The SDGs Learning, Training & Practice sessions will offer 9 different sessions, taking place between 9 - 15 July 2019, in Conference Room 5, at United Nations Headquarters, New York. Each course will last three hours with morning sessions from 10am to 1pm and afternoon sessions from 3 pm to 6 pm. The courses will run in parallel to the HLPF formal meetings.

Who: Co-hosted by UNITAR and UNDESA


Showcasing Best Practices: Civil Society Driving Progress on SDG16+

When: July 10

Where: UN Church Center

What: This side-event, hosted at the 2019 HLPF, will provide a platform for civil society working at the national and local levels to showcase their work to advance SDG16 in their own contexts. Additionally, it will feature an opportunity for participants to share reflections on where some of the gaps in implementation or capacities might be around SDG16, and where additional support may be needed. It will also highlight examples of how civil society has come together around SDG16 collectively, such as the “commitments” being mobilized by civil society towards SDG16 by the TAP Network, as well as national SDG16 workshops hosted by a range of partners. 

Who: Organized by TAP Network


Standing Together for Transformative Change

When: July 13

Where: UN Church Center

What: Join us to hear from key national coalition partners, to reflect on civil society engagement in the first four years of the HLPF and how we can work together to improve accountability in follow up and review processes.

Who: Organized by Action for Sustainable Development


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

When: July 15

Where: UN HQ | Conference Room 1

What: The special event will launch The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report, presenting the latest estimates for food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition at global and regional levels. The report’s findings are an important yardstick to measure the world’s progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 Zero Hungry by 2030. The event is co-organized by FAO, IFAD, WFP, WHO and UNICEF.

Who: Co-organized by FAO, IFAD, WFP, WHO and UNICEF.


Democracy & the SDGs

When: July 15

Where: UN HQ | Conference Room 2

What: The global debate on democracy is increasingly marked by distrust of democratic institutions, processes and elected representatives. Yet with Sustainable Development Goal 16, a global effort is underway to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. This presents an opportunity on the sidelines of the 2019 UN Economic and Social Council ministerial segment to step up engagement around advancing Goal 16, and to encourage a thematic discussion of democracy: that while there is no one-size- fits-all model of democracy, and each country must find the model that works for its circumstances, there are fundamental characteristics these models need in common to qualify as democracies.

Who: Co-organized by UNDEF and FUND


Moving and Learning: Rethinking Education and Skills for Global Migration

When: July 15

Where: The Japan Society

What: This high-level discussion at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) addresses key questions to move this agenda forward.

  • What would it take to make quality basic education and learning available to all migrant children and young people? 
  • How do skills development and life-long learning affect global human mobility? 
  • What practical actions can be taken to address the barriers that refugees and other migrants face in? 

Who: This event is held in collaboration with UNICEF and UNESCO, and with the support of Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Philippines and Ethiopia. 


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

When: July 15

Where: UN HQ | Conference Room 1

What: The special event will launch The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report, presenting the latest estimates for food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition at global and regional levels. The report’s findings are an important yardstick to measure the world’s progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 Zero Hungry by 2030.

Who: The event is co-organized by FAO, IFAD, WFP, WHO and UNICEF.


Philanthropy & the SDGs

When: July 16

Where: ECOSOC Chamber

What: The main objective of the special event is to create a dedicated space at the margins of the 2019 HLPF under the auspices of ECOSOC to discuss current models of philanthropic engagement to implement the 2030 Agenda and identify opportunities to scale up philanthropic leadership and transformational action to further accelerate SDG implementation. The event will also serve as an opportunity to gather momentum from the philanthropic sector in the lead up to the SDG Summit in September 2019, where Heads of State and Government will meet for the first time under the auspices of the General Assembly after the first four-year cycle of HLPF to assess progress in SDG implementation.

There will also be a Workshop in the afternoon co-hosted by UNDESA and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the session will target participants attending the special event on Philanthropy & the SDGs in the morning and focus on how philanthropy can utilize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for their philanthropic activities.

Who: Co-organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Office for Partnerships, in close collaboration with the SDG Philanthropy Platform (through Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors), European Foundation Centre, Synergos and the United Nations Foundation.


Local Action for Global Committments

When: July 16 - 17

Where: UN Headquarters | Conference Room 11

What: The UN-wide Local2030 network is facilitating a two-day event focused on:

  • Local level financing of the SDGs;
  • The local dimensions of the SDGs under review at the 2019 HLPF; and
  • Voluntary Local Reviews.

Who: Organized by Local2030 


Driving Equitable and Just Transitions: Leaving No One Behind in Climate Action

When: July 17

Where: ECOSOC Chamber

What: 2019 is a strategic year to take bold action on climate and justice. The review of SDG 13 and SDG 10 at the July HLPF and the SDG and Climate Summits organized back-to-back in September provide a strong opportunity to showcase a leap in ambition and push for greater integration between the Climate and SDG agendas to drive just transitions.

Who: Co-hosted by the Permanent Representation of Peru, the Prime Minister Office of Uganda, the World Resources Institute and the Overseas Development Institute