New York, 30 March 2023 (TDI): The 2023 SDG Summit will be convened in September 2023, during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level week.

Heads of State and Government will gather to review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The 2023 SDG Summit – the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of the General Assembly.

Moreover, the Heads of State will carry out a comprehensive review of the state of the SDGs, and respond to the impact of multiple and interlocking crises facing the world.

Furthermore, it aims to provide high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to the target year of 2030 for achieving the SDGs.

Additionally, this Summit will also bring together political and thought leaders from governments, international organizations, the private sector, civil society, women & youth & other stakeholders in a series of high-level meetings with the Heads of State and Governments.

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It is pertinent to note that the 2023 SDG Summit marks the mid-point of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

In addition, the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2022 under the auspices of the Economic & Social Council called for the Summit to “mark the beginning of a new phase of accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal.”

The SDG Summit will be chaired by the President of the General Assembly. The outcome of the Summit will be a negotiated political declaration.

This will be the second SDG Summit – the HLPF under the auspices of the General Assembly – since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015.