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UN High-Level Political Forum

9th – 18th July

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 & 17 will all undergo a review process.

The theme will be “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”.



Hashtags: #HLPF2018, #GlobalGoals

UN General Assembly on SDG Financing

11th June 2018

New York City, United States

UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak will convene an event titled ‘Financing for SDGs–Breaking the Bottlenecks of Investment, from Policy to Impact’.

This event is one of three main events related to the implementation of the SDGs that the UNGA President is organising in 2018. The other two focus on launching the International Decade for Action: Water for sustainable development 2018-2028 (22 March 2018) and youth (mid-May).



2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

22-26 May 2017

Cancún, México

The Global Platform is the multi-stakeholder forum for the world’s disaster risk community and brings together Governments, UN system, parliamentarians, mayors, international and intergovernmental organizations, scientific and academic institutions, private businesses, NGOs, community-based organizations, women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, older persons and indigenous peoples, among others. Read more >>

Why Have Farmers Yet Again Been Forgotten at the UN Climate Talks?

Representatives from the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) have just written two articles from their vantage point on-site at the UN climate talks in Warsaw.

Despite multiple years of farmers coming together to ask UN negotiators for getting agriculture onto the climate agenda, it looks as if any progress will be postponed yet again to another year.

Read Anette Engelund Friis‘ article “Why Have Farmers Yet Again Been Forgotten at the UN Climate Talks?” on Huffington Post:

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Read Robert Carlson‘s article “Why aren’t climate negotiators listening to 1.4 billion farmers?” on Reuters Alertnet:

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Please share these stories and get the message out that farmers can play an important role in contributing to future climate change solutions and need support to continue growing enough food for the world.

Official Launch of the International Year of Family Farming

The International Year of Family Farming 2014 will be officially launched on 22 November 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, from 3 to 5 pm.

The event will feature a panel discussion on family farming, with presentations from high-level officials such as the General Assembly President, the UN Secretary-General, the ECOSOC President, and the FAO Director General.

The main purpose of the event is to present the general objectives, lines of action and activities to be developed within the celebration of the IYFF 2014. In addition, the FAO Director General will nominate the Special Ambassadors for the International Year of Family Farming 2014, who will be entrusted with the mandate raising the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in alleviating hunger and poverty.

The Ceremony for the 33rd Observance of World Food Day, which this year coincides with the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will take place the same day, from 1:15 to 2 pm.

The event aims at enabling a rich discussion with contributions from relevant stakeholders, such as representatives from civil society organizations, family farmers organizations, producers and cooperatives organizations, private sector, research and academia institutions.

For more information, please contact the IYFF Secretariat at [email protected]