Malmö participates in High-Level Political Forum at the UN headquarters in New York
On 17-19 July, leaders from 44 countries meet at the UN High-level Political Forum in New York to collaborate with the academy, business and civil society on the Agenda 2030 and the UN's Global Sustainability Goals. Malmö city is the only municipality in the Swedish delegation led by the Minister of Civil Affairs, Ardalan Shekarabi invited to present its work on sustainable development.
Sweden is one of the 44 countries reporting at the HLPF and the city of Malmö with the Mayor of Malmö, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh invited as the only Swedish municipality represented in the Swedish delegation. The Swedish delegation, chaired by the Minister of Civil Affairs, Ardalan Shekarabi, consists of, among others, Carmö Lemne, President of the Swedish Enterprise, Marie Nilsson, Chairman of IF Metall, Gunilla Nordlöf, DG for Growth and Frans Lindelöw, CEO of Skandia.
Sweden will report on how Sweden works with implementation on the Sustainable Development Goals. The theme for the HLPF on July 1-19 is "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". Read the Swedish report.
The Minister of Civil Affairs will, together with the Mayor of Malmo participate in a panel discussion on European, African and Latin American perspectives on local-level poverty alleviation and equity solutions: Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world. Closing the health gap by implementing Agenda 2030. The impact from the Commission for a socially sustainable Malmö will be addressed.
Malmö, being an international center for expertise and action due to SDG 14; Ocean and maritime resources, will also participate in a panel about further action on SDG 14.
The overall ambition in the City of Malmo is to become a sustainable city in all aspects. As the first Swedish municipality, the city council chose to implement Agenda 2030 and make the SDGs as leading principles for the city. This is put in to practice with a strong political dedication; through budget priorities, reorganization of the municipality with a focus on collaboration to reach social, economic and ecological sustainability.
The theme for the HLPF on July 10-19 is "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth are the following;
- Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
- Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
- Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
- Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- Goal 17; Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
Read more at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf