High Level Political Forum 2020

“Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”

2020 HLPF – registration and programme

The theme of the 2020 HLPF was “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” and was held from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020, including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 14 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020. The 2020 HLPF was held virtually due to COVID-19 outbreak.

The 2020 HLPF programme is available here.


Messages from the scientific community on the 2020 HLPF theme

Melissa Leach
Ivonne Lobos Alva
Flavia Schlegel

Read our position paper

The Scientific and Technological Community Major Group (STC MG) has submitted a position paper related to the 2020 HLPF theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” gathering inputs from a wide breadth of partner organizations and programmes such as the Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme, Future Earth, LIRA 2030 Africa, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and others.

The document was made available on the UN website and a summary of the paper was included in the Major Groups’ and stakeholders’ official contribution to the meeting.


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Transformative side events from the scientific community

Tuesday 7 July at 8:00-9:00 EST (14:00-15:00 CET)

Wednesday 8 July at 08:00 to 09:00 EDT (14:00 to 15:00 CET)

Thursday 9 July at 08:00 to 09:00 EDT (14:00 to 15:00 CET)

Friday 10 July at 08:00 to 09:00 EDT (14:00 to 15:00 CET)

Friday 10 July at 12:00 to 13:00 EDT (18:00 to 19:00 CET)

Wednesday 15 July at 09:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

  • Rebuilding better with STI during COVID-19: Leveraging the Technology Facilitation Mechanism. Register

The full programme of side events to the 2020 HLPF is available here.

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