The ISC at the High Level Political Forum 2019

The ISC at the High Level Political Forum 2019

The #HLPF2019 is the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s theme is Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. 

The ISC has curated a suggested events agenda for ISC members and the science community. Click here to download.

Heide Hackmann, International Science Council CEO, will be speaking at three  events at the #HLPF2019 on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July:

Thursday 11 July – Plenary

Science policy interface including the briefing from the independent group of scientists on the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)

Time: 11h00 – 13h00

Venue: Conference Room 4, UNHQ

Friday 12 July – Side Events

From science to implementation: Strengthening the science-policy interface to integrate climate change, resilience and SDGs

Time: 13h15 – 14h30

Venue: Conference Room S1522 – S1523, UNHQ

Organised with IGES Japan


The Digital Revolution and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges
Time: 14h45 – 16h00

Venue: Conference Room S1522-1523, UNHQ

organised with IIASA and TWI2050

Other Key Events

Major Group of Science and Technology

Co-organised by the ISC and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations as part of the UN Science and Technology Major Group, this side event at the High Level Political Forum will provide an opportunity to reflect and discuss on the lessons learned in the science-technology-policy interface within the context of the first cycle of the HLPF.

Empowering People Through a Strong Science-Technology-Policy Interface: Reflections on the first cycle of the HLPF

Tuesday 9 July

Venue: Conference Room A, United Nations Plaza, New York, USA

Time: 13h15 – 14h45

Learning Lab

The International Federation of Social Workers, the ISC’s TROP-ICSU and Harvard University have organised a learning lab on Practices and Approaches on quality education towards environment and climate action on Thursday 11 July. Click here for more information.

Meet and Greet

You can meet and greet ISC staff on Thursday 11 July from 9h00 to 10h45 at the Vienna Cafe in UNHQ.

*Please note that you will need a United Nations ground pass to attend this event.

Won’t be in New York for the HLPF? You can follow proceedings using the hashtag #HLPF2019 and the ISC’s Twitter account, or watch UN TV.

Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash

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