High Level Political Forum on SDGS Remotely Participated In FCT Communities On The Theme “Recovering Better”

DATE: 7TH TO 15TH JULY, 2020

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the main United Nation platform on sustainable development. It has a central role in the follow up and reviews of implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level.

All UN Member States as well as representatives from civil society organizations participate in its meetings. The Forum adopts intergovernmental negotiated political declarations at the conclusion of its eight day session.

The High Level Political Forum meets under the auspices of the United Nation Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) annually. In 2020, ECOSOC convened the 2020 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020.

The HLPF was revised due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The HLPF took place virtually, and several thematic discussions on the building back better after the pandemic was added to the schedule.

This year’s HLPF Actionaid and CITAD planned for the inclusion of rural communities in FCT to remotely participate in the high level political forum, Leaving No One Behind! Five ICT Centres in FCT communities: Dakwa, Tungan Ashere, Pasepa, Leleyi Gwari and Gaube participated in the forum virtually from 8th July to 15th July. Community Facilitators in the ICT Communities facilitated the forum remotely in their respective communities. The aim is to ensure inclusivity and lifelong learning.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing guideline, 7 youths participated in each centre (Male and Female). The idea is for the participants to learn. Ask questions from other region experiences on SDGs engagements and also share our own experience in Country.

The VNR Labs provide an informal platform to share best practices and to reflect on the experience with the VNRs, focusing on cross-cutting themes and country experiences.

It is widely recognized that the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires a transformation in our societies that can only be achieved through engaging and leveraging the unique roles and resources of all sectors and stakeholders of society.


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