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ECOSOC High-Level Segment 2017

July 17 - July 20

ECOSOC High-Level Segment 2017

Held on an annual basis, the High-level Segment represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s annual cycle of work and convenes a diverse group of high-level representatives from Government, the private sector, civil society and academia for policy dialogue, review and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other internationally agreed development goals.

Theme

“Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges”

Report from the UN Secretary-General

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the 2017 main theme (E/2017/64)
  • Main Findings from the Report (PDF)

Description

The 2017 High-level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will begin with statements by the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the UN Secretary-General, and a keynote address.

It will include a ministerial segment (July 17-19), which is the ministerial meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), a general debate (convened in parallel from July 17-19), a high-level policy dialogue with the international financial and trade institutions (July 20), and a thematic discussion on ECOSOC’s annual theme, ‘Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges’ (July 20).

The segment aims to effectively assess progress in eradication of poverty, and provide further policy guidance on SDG 1 (no poverty) and related goals.

Aim

The aim is to commit to innovative measures that will advance the international poverty eradication agenda. Two reports of the UN Secretary-General are being prepared to inform deliberations during the Segment:

  1. The report on the 2017 main theme on the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions, and
  2. The thematic report on eradicating multidimensional poverty.

The High-level Segment represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s annual cycle of work.

Official Program

Download the annoyed program (PDF) here.

Written Statements

IOGT International and other stakeholders has submitted an official written statement to the ECOSOC High-Level Segment. Read the statement here. And see all other statements here (PDF list).

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Start:
July 17
End:
July 20
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