Ensuring that no one is left behind | UN High-Level Political Forum
CUSP Director Prof Tim Jackson has been invited to speak at the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, with the focus this year on Ensuring that no one is left behind. Tim Jackson reflects on the complex relationship between growth, prosperity and sustainability. His intervention is complemented with a presentation by Professor Bart Verspagen from Maastricht University.
A moderated follow-on discussion cuts across different economic perspectives “intrinsic to diverse world views to identify consensus and provide policy guidance on the implementation of the Agenda.”
A video recording of the session can be watched below.
The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is United Nations’ central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. The Forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress of the SDGs; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.
The theme for HLPF this year is “Ensuring that no one is left behind” and serves as a timely occasion to discuss this theme at the very outset of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as attention needs to be drawn to the fact that we need to reach those farthest behind first. The meeting will consist of moderated discussions among ministers and senior government officials, UN system and other organizations, as well as major groups of civil society and other stakeholders of civil society.