To achieve the 2030 Agenda, the world needs to change gears and shift its thinking. SIWI participates in the 2023 High-Level Political Forum to share knowledge about how holistic water governance can keep the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals within reach.
The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) takes place in New York on 10-19 July. A delegation from SIWI is on site to discuss how progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be accelerated, fueled by discussions at the UN 2023 Water Conference earlier this year.
According to the most recent assessment from the United Nations, the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development are in deep trouble. Half-way to the 2030 deadline, progress is too slow and sometimes even regressing compared to the 2015 baseline. The UN Secretary-General emphasizes the need for a new approach focused on collective and transformative action.
The SIWI experts attending will contribute their expertise in relation to SDG6 on water and sanitation, which is under review at this year’s High-Level Political Forum. At the same time, SIWI will engage in conversations about how water can be a connector of all the SDGs. In particular, we focus on how holistic and systemic approaches, such as source-to-sea management, can contribute to achieving several SDGs simultaneously.