Q3/2019 - UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

New York, 8 – 12 July and 9 – 10 September 2019

The annual UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2019 was held in two parts (8 – 12 July and 9 – 10 September 2019) in New York. This year’s forum did not focus on cyber and digital issues. The resolution adopted by the General Assembly requesting the UN states to increase their efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals in the remaining decade until 2030, includes a passage dealing with digital transformation; it does not specify, however, any new commitments[1].

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  1. [1] Political declaration of the high-level political forum on sustainable development convened under the auspices of the General Assembly: Gearing up for a decade of action and delivery for sustainable development: political declaration of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit, UN-Doc. A/HLPF/2019/L.1, New York, 9. September 2019. „II.h: Harnessing science, technology and innovation with a greater focus on digital transformation for sustainable development: we will promote research, capacity-building initiatives, innovation and technologies towards advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and promote the use of scientific evidence from all fields to enable the transformation to sustainable development. We will promote and support quality education and lifelong learning to ensure that all children, youth and adults are empowered with the relevant knowledge and skills to shape more resilient, inclusive and sustainable societies that are able to adapt to rapid technological change. We will foster international cooperation to support developing countries in addressing their constraints in access to technologies and education.“ Siehe: https://undocs.org/en/A/HLPF/2019/l.1