IAU at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021!

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IAU at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021!

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the yearly conference of the United Nations where governments, UN Agencies and civil society come together to discuss the achievements that have been made towards Agenda 2030.

The HLPF 2021 was held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This included the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 13 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021 as part of the high-level segment of the Council. The theme and SDGs under review can be found on the 2021 HLPF website (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2021).

The theme this year for the largely virtual event is “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development".

The 2021 HLPF is hosted virtually. All official sessions of the 2021 HLPF will be available to watch via UN Web TV. Special events, side events and other are open to the public for registration or streamed live via youtube. Links can be found on the UN DESA Website.

Due to IAU's consultative status with ECOSOC, the association took part in various side events and co-organized several virtual events , together with partners and Members :

7th July 3-5 pm CEST (9 a.m. EST):
HESI (Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) Virtual event titled: “The role of further education to drive collective action for the SDGs: building a sustainable and resilient recovery”
Information and Registration here : https://sdgs.un.org/events/role-further-education-drive-collective-actio...

Find the recording of the event here : https://sdgacademylibrary.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/HESI+Special+Even...

7th July: 5.15-5.45 CEST (11:15 EST ):
Awards Ceremony International Green Gown Awards (IGGA): IAU is partner of the IGGA, sat on the judging panel, and the IAU Secretary General will present the winner for ‘Next Generation Learning and Skills” at the virtual ceremony
Information and Registration here : https://www.eauc.org.uk/shop/mms_single_event.php?event_id=7589

12th July 2.30-4.15 CEST (8.30-10.15 a.m. EST):
UNITAR Workshop with ACU/AUF, and the SDG Academy titled “Filling the gaps in further education for the 2030 Agenda and inspiring action towards the SDGs”
Information here : https://sdgs.un.org/events/2021-sdgs-learning-training-and-practice
Recording: https://youtu.be/VF1yUwOjXF0

13th July 2:30–4:00pm CEST Paris:
Information here : https://iau-aiu.net/IAU-Webinar-Series-on-the-Future-of-Higher-Education...
Find the recording of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyj81ISREx0

More information on the HLPF, concept note and overall programme here : https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2021

Sustainable Development Goals

Associated organization(s) : 
International Association of Universities (IAU)