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HLPF: High Level Political Forum 2017, New York

10.07.2017 - 19.07.2017 |


WECF is participating in UN's central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustianable Developments (SDGs) as part of the Women2030 project and as Women's Major Group (WMG) regional operational partner to advocate for a gender-just and tranformative outcome.

The theme of the conference is"Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". And the set of goals to recieve particular attention during the conference is:

  • Goal 1: on poverty
  • Goal 2: on agriculture
  • Goal 3: on health
  • Goal 5: on gender equality
  • Goal 9: on infrastructure
  • Goal 14: on oceans

WMG’s 5 essential areas for action are:

Read WMG's full position paper on HLPF 2017 here.

  • Women's Human Rights
  • Meaningful Participation
  • Civil Socitety Space
  • Finance 
  • Accountability

WMG's 10 key points for the Ministerial Declaration:

Read WMG's full text on the 10 key points here:

  • Respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of women and girls
  • Protect and engage environmental and women’s human rights defenders
  • Address the underlying structures that foster inequalities
  • Reform and repeal discriminatory laws and policies
  • Create and strengthen gender-responsive public services
  • Recognize the links between the environment, women’s rights and gender equality
  • Recognize the links between gender equality and financing
  • Recognize women’s and girls’ autonomy and decision-making as critical to sustainable development and gender equality
  • Collect and use gender- and human rights-responsive data
  • Recommit to the universality of the agenda 

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