42 presenters will perform ENVs at HLPF 2023 | News | SDG Knowledge Center

Forty-one countries and the EU will present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2023. The EU and Saint Kitts and Nevis will present their first ENV.

The majority – 39 countries – are second-time presenters. These are Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Central African Republic (CAR), Comoros, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fiji, France, Guyana, Iceland, Ireland, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Mongolia, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, and Zambia.

Chile will present its third VNR.

In a letter dated July 28, 2022, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Lachezara Stoeva, indicated that the maximum number of presenters for the 2023 HLPF cannot exceed 42. Stoeva further stated that finalizing the list in the third week of September, it would prioritize countries submitting their first NRVs and those that have not yet submitted a NRV in the current quadrennial cycle of the HLPF (2020-2023).

Gathered under the auspices of ECOSOC, the 2023 HLPF will address the theme “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”. It will conduct an in-depth review of SDGs 6 (drinking water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 17 (partnerships for the goals).

The SDG Summit – the HLPF under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – will also be held in September 2023. Held once every four years, the 2023 Summit will be the second since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. . Marking the midpoint of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SDG Summit will conduct a comprehensive review of the state of the SDGs, respond to the impact of the multiple and interrelated crises facing the world confronted and provide high-level policy guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to the 2030 deadline for achieving the SDGs.

Originally planned as a “twin summit” to the SDG Summit, the Future Summit has been postponed to September 2024. [HLPF 2023 VNRs] [SDG Knowledge Hub Story on Those Interested in Presenting VNRs in 2023]

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