Please, watch the recordings of all sessions here.
The United Nations high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) in 2022 will be held from Tuesday 5 July to Thursday 7 July, and from Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July 2022, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This includes the three-day ministerial segment of the forum from Wednesday, 13 July, to Friday, 15 July 2022, as part of the high-level segment of the Council.
The theme for the HLPF 2022 will be “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The forum will take into account the different and particular impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across all Sustainable Development Goals and the integrated, indivisible and interlinked nature of the Goals.
The Division for Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA/DSDG) and the New York Office of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), are organizing the 2022 edition of the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice – a series of capacity building and knowledge learning sessions held as a Special Event to the HLPF, featuring speakers and experts from many sectors on crucial topics related to the implementation of the SDGs under review in 2022 HLPF.
The 2022 SDGs Learning, Training and Practice Special Event will align with the 2022 HLPF theme: "Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ". It will also be closely connected with the following SDGs to be reviewed at the 2022 HLPF:
SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
- SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Format and Programme
The 2022 SDGs Learning, Training and Practice Special sessions will be held in hybrid format: Opening Session and Session 1 will be held in-person (only open to those who have a valid grounds pass or those duly registered to attend the 2022 HLPF) with webcast from UNTV, Session 2-10 will be fully virtual only.
For the detailed programme, please check the "Programme" tab above, or click here for the printer-friendly version.
The 2022 SDGs Learning, Training & Practice workshops aim to advance:
- Knowledge and skills acquisition
- Sharing experiences and peer to peer collaboration
- Learning about practical actions and best practices
- Capacity building
- Practical policy integration and coherence
All sessions will be livestreamed, recorded, and virtual accesses will be provided to all registered participants.
A summary report produced by UN DESA and UNITAR is available here.
Open call for Learning Sessions proposals
National governments and stakeholder organizations interested in organizing a SDGs Learning, Training & Practice session were invited to submit learning session proposal during the Open call, which was closed on 25 March 2022.
The selection of learning sessions is based on the quality of proposals, relevance to the HLPF theme and focus of the 2022 SDGs Learning, Training and Practice priorities (as indicated above), the expertise of the organizers, and willingness to produce the desired output. There is no fee for submission or approval of proposed courses. All applications have been reviewed by the Secretariat and the organizations of selected course proposals have been notified.
The report of 2022 SDGs Learning, Training and Practice is now available under the 'documentation' tab on this page.
Tuesday, 05 Jul
Opening Session-SDG Learning and Training 2022
Session 1 - The 2030 Agenda and global challenges Interconnections: a reflection on nuclear weapons and SDG implementation
Session 2 - Transformative education, digital learning and partnerships towards a more sustainable and equitable future
Wednesday, 06 Jul
Session 3 - Transformational Partnerships: national platforms and practical tools to promote collaboration, policy integration and coherence
Session 4 - Learning Disrupted: Reimagining Learning Ecosystems. A learning session on data, new skills, accountability and integrity
Thursday, 07 Jul
Session 5 - Protecting our Ocean: SDG 14 and its interlinkages
Session 6 - Achieving gender equality: measuring progress and advocating for systems change
Monday, 11 Jul
Session 7 - Human rights education, global citizenship and transformative methods to accelerate sustainable development and resilient recovery
Session 8 - Sharing solutions: SDG financing, knowledge research and community participation for sustainable recovery, planning and transformation
Tuesday, 12 Jul
Session 9 - Innovative tools for target setting, peer learning and policy dialogue on SDG 4 and SDG competencies