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HLPF on SDG Business 2030

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.

The Forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress of the SDGs; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.

On the occasion of the first High Level Political Forum (HLPF) since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the inaugural SDG Business Forum coincided with the high-level ministerial segment. The 2030 Agenda recognized the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. Co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), and the UN Global Compact in collaboration with the Global Business Alliance (GBA) for 2030, the SDG Business Forum convened leaders from business and government, together with heads of UN agencies, key international organizations, and civil society groups to delve into the role business will play in delivering the 2030 Agenda.  

The business case for sustainable development is based on the understanding that business and societal values are inextricably linked. Business efforts to improve lives and strengthen local communities can have long term bottom line benefits.  The private sector was invited to share its support for the Agenda. The Business for 2030 session during the SDG Business forum had 17 rapid fire presentations, which highlighted business engagement in the SDGs. Each speaker provided examples on how their business or organization is contributing to one of the SDGs. 

There were 400 participants were actively engaged, including respondent Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Social Development, Vanessa Rubio Márquez (pictured). 

Review the Rapid Fire Session Case Studies from HLPF:

Review the HLPF Side Event Report:

  • SDGs – HLPF – Side Event Report

    August 12, 2016 272 KB Sustainable Development Goals

    High Level Political Forum: Partnering to Achieve Goal 2 – Sustainable agriculture entails integration and cooperative efforts on all levels, as it is highly knowledge based, and requires funding and innovative approaches. Agricultural programs need to be farm centered so that the full potential of farmers can be harnessed in making food security and sustainable development a reality. Transformative multi-stakeholder partnerships have already shown to play a key role in enhancing not only our understanding of agronomy, livestock, nutrients and nutrition, but also in developing new practices and means of implementation.


Links of Interest

The Global Business Alliance ​for 2030 | 

SDG Business Forum website |  

USCIB’s Business for 2030 website |  

UN’s High Level Political Forum website |  


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