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IUCN Member Input Session for UN HLPF 2024

May 13 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm


The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the central United Nations platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs at the global level. The 2024 session of the HLPF will take place between July 8 – 18th on the theme, ‘Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: The effective delivery of sustainable, resilient, and innovative solutions. The meeting will conduct in-depth review of SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions), and SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals). IUCN will engage on the negotiations of the ministerial declaration and in the meeting itself. It will also contribute to the discussion on SDG13’s implementation, in line with our evolving positions on climate change. The engagement in this forum will provide IUCN with an opportunity to showcase its work on climate change, as well as further legitimise our position in other subsequent meetings (including the Summit of the Future and COP29).  

In advance of the HLPF in July 2024, IUCN is hosting two global webinars – the first on SDG 2 on April 29th, and the second on SDG 13 on May 3rd. 

As a complement to these international webinars, the IUCN North America Regional Office, in partnership with the IUCN International Policy Centre will hold a virtual Member Input Session for the region. IUCN Members across the United States and Canada are invited to this virtual session on Monday May 13th to share input on IUCN’s statements in advance of the HLPF.


The webinar will be facilitated by Sofie Sandstrom, Permanent Observer of IUCN to the UN, and Tracy Farrell, IUCN North America Regional Director. 


  • Welcome: Tracy Farrell, IUCN North America Regional Director
  • Introduction to the HLPF and IUCN’s brief: Sofie Sandstrom, Permanent Observer of IUCN to the UN
  • Participant Input and Comments, Q&A: Open for all Members

IUCN North America Regional Office