WHO at the virtual High-level Political Forum (HLPF) 2020
The United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF), a mechanism that tracks and advances the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, was convened virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on 7–16 July 2020, on the theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development “. Given the considerable impact of the pandemic on human health and the global economy, the Forum strongly focused on the potential impact of the pandemic on the implementation of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, and how the international community can respond and get back on track to achieving the sustainable development agenda.
WHO actively participated in the Forum, by contributing to the background materials and agenda for four of the six official thematic sessions (Advancing human well-being; Ending hunger and achieving food security for all; Protecting the planet and building resilience; Sharing economic benefits) as well as in the virtual special events, side events and the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). The 47 countries that presented VNRs, echoed the need to undertake substantial measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the proper functioning, preparedness and strengthening of health systems.
The eight WHO co-sponsored side events, focused on UHC and investing …continued .
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