Parliamentary Forum at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2023
2023 marks the mid-point in the fifteen-year run toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 with a target date of 2030. In addition to the July session of the HLPF, a special SDG Summit of heads of state and of government, in September 2023, will take a hard look at the global drive for the Goals, reviewing successes and failures and redirecting efforts accordingly.
The Parliamentary Forum at the HLPF will take stock of the role of parliaments in the implementation of the SDGs over the past few years and in accelerating action in the years ahead. In three short segments, the meeting will highlight the critical need for parliaments to invest considerably more in their own institutional processes, present practical illustrations of parliamentary action, and propose innovative solutions to unlock sustainable development.