Science Day at the HLPF 2023

A Special Event of the High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development 2023, Science Day will be an informal space for decision-makers, scientists, and other stakeholders to discuss science-based SDG achievement. 15 July 2023, 09:00AM to 14:00PM (EST)
Science Day at the HLPF 2023

What will success for the SDGs look like in 2030? We are nearing the half-way review of the 2030 Agenda and there is growing evidence that we are lagging in the achievement of the SDGs.

This event will offer an informal space in the framework of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) for decision makers, scientists, and other stakeholders to exchange views on potential strategies to ensure the acceleration of SDG implementation is as evidence-based, strategic and effective as possible. It will showcase important scientific findings, methodologies and tools that can help support evidence-based decision-making for the SDGs. These insights will also aim to inform the upcoming 2023 SDG Summit and the 2024 Summit of the Future.

We need to recognize that we have reached a point where effectiveness is the focus, not perfection. Therefore, the event will look at SDG accelerating pathways and portfolios for the short and medium term. The expected outcome of the event is a call to action for HLPF 2023 and for the September SDG Summit.

Science Day is jointly organized by the International Science Council, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the United Nations Development Programme, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Watch the recording of the Science Day in New York



8:30 am | Registration opens, breakfast available

9:00 am | Opening Plenary – How exactly can science support decision making for the SDGs from 2024-2030?

09:30 am | Panel: Pathways to accelerate the SDGs in an evidence-based manner!

10:30 am | Coffee Break

11:00 am | Table group discussions

12:30 pm | Closing Words

1:00 pm | Networking Lunch

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The International Science Council at the HLPF 2023

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