By Ines Boussebaa, Communications and Research Fellow
The 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF2018), the annual meeting to measure implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be hosted at the UN Headquarters in New York from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The theme this year will be: "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies".
WILPF believes that the SDGs have the potential to be important tools in addressing the conflict prevention gap and moving from political economies of war to political economies of peace and gender justice. However, this is only possible if they are implemented in a way that works for women in conflict.
Each day, women peace activists around the world, including within our WILPF community, contribute – directly and indirectly – to sustainable development, by acting on disarmament, women’s meaningful participation and women’s human rights.
To mobilise awareness around local women’s important work and strengthening action that implements the SDGs in a way that works for women, we are launching a social media campaign called #WomenLead2030. WILPF will be also monitoring the forum and will be working with our coalition the Women’s Major Group to advance the implementation of SDGs in a way that works for women in conflict.
We invite you to support the campaign and raise your voice!
Read more about our #WomenLead2030 campaign here>>
Read more about WILPF’s engagement at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum here>>