Find out about the High-Level Political Forum — what is it, and why is it so important to the global community?
More than 2,000 representatives of government, civil society, business and United Nations (UN) agencies are meeting at the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) this week in New York.
They’re figuring out if the world is on track to meet six of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set in 2015 for completion by 2030.
Nearlyhttp://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html 50 country representatives will voluntarily submit reports on their progress to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all.
So, how are we doing on the goals? “People are living better lives than a decade ago. In sub-Saharan Africa: maternal mortality has declined 35 percent since 2000,” reports a video by the UN. But, we’re making change too slow. “Hunger is rising again due to conflicts, climate change, natural disasters and climate change.”
As part of the ChildFund Alliance — a global network of child-focused development organizations — we were part of creating the goals and making them a reality.
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Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.