Reporting Themes

The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) will be discussing different themes and selected goals for 2017, 2018 and 2019. Goal 17 will be discussed every year.

In 2017, the High Level Political Forum will be meeting in New York from 10-19 July. Its theme is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world” and it will be discussing Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14 and 17.

In 2018, the theme will be “Transformation toward sustainable and resilient societies and HLPF will be discussing Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17.

In 2019, the theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and HLPF will be discussing Goals 4, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17.

The Stakeholder Group on Ageing will be presenting its position paper to the HLPF each year on specific goals. Those goals, as well as the targets, appear below.

2017 Theme:  Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world

  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

    E_SDG_Icons-01.jpg1.1 By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day

    1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions

    1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable

    1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance

    1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters


  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

    E_SDG_Icons-02.jpg2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round

    2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons

    2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment


  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

    E_SDG_Icons-03.jpg3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being

    3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all

  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    E_SDG_Icons-05.jpg5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

    5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

    5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation ·        

    5.4 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate

    5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

    5.7 Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws

2018 Theme:  Transformation toward sustainable and resilient societies

  • Goal 11:Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

    E_SDG_Icons-11.jpg11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

    11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons

    11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

    11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities

    11.9 By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015- 2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

2019 Theme:  Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

    E_SDG_Icons-04.jpg4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

    4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy

  • Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

    E_SDG_Icons-08.jpg8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

    8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all

  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

    E_SDG_Icons-10.jpg10.1 By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average

    10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

    10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard

    10.4 Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality