High-level Political Forum 2021: Accelerating SDG Achievement Through South-South and Triangular Cooperation

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The High-level Political Forum (HLPF), United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies.

In 2021 the HLPF will discuss ways to ensure a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 that puts us on track to realize the 2030 Agenda. The theme will be “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”.

In this regard, during the recently concluded 20th session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation (HLC) Member States recognized the important role of South- South and triangular cooperation in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNOSSC is supporting several side-events during the HLPF – a schedule of these events is below.


7 July 2021, 13:00 (NY)

Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Co-organized by the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)

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12 July 2021, 7:30 (NY), 14:30 (Beirut)

South-South Cooperation for More Inclusive and Sustainable Social Protection Systems in COVID-19 Recovery and Achievement of the 2030 Agenda

Co-organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)

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14 July 2021, 8:00 (NY), 7am (Bogota), 19:00 (Bangkok)

Digitalization of Knowledge Platforms – A Tool for Recovery in the Decade of Action

Co-organized by the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation of Colombia (APC-Colombia) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)

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