The 2017 High-Level Political Forum: Preview

By Marina Kumskova

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The 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development will convene in the UN Headquarters in New York in less than a month to analyse progress, review challenges and share good practices in the implementation of the Agenda 2030.

With our coalition, the Women’s Major Group, WILPF mobilises action to demand global development based on disarmament and women’s full and equal socioeconomic participation, political participation and human rights. As a part of our work to address root causes of violence and strengthen multilateral action, WILPF brings attention to how the target arms proliferation (target 16.4) exacerbates gender-based violence (target 5.2); how arms reduce inclusive participation (target 16.7); and how arms proliferation are part of political economies of war rather than gender justice and sustainable peace.

Join us for our pre-HLPF Webinar on 28 June 2017 at 9:00am EST to learn where we are in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), what are the challenges and opportunities, and how can activists leverage the SDGs for local action on gender equality, disarmament and sustainable peace.

We are also engaging in a variety of events to strengthen feminist mobilisation for change. Stay tuned for more details!

Read more information about the 2017 HLPF here>>

Learn more information about WILPF’s engagement last yearthis year and otherwise here>>