The 2017 High-level Segment of ECOSOC will be held 17 to 20 July 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York. As in previous years, the 2017 High-level Segment of ECOSOC will also include the three-day ministerial meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of ECOSOC (17-19 July 2017). The theme of the 2017 session of ECOSOC is: Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges.
Held on an annual basis, the High-level Segment represents the culmination of ECOSOC's annual cycle of work and convenes a diverse group of high-level representatives from Government, the private sector, civil society and academia for policy dialogue, review and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other internationally agreed development goals.
The High-level Segment also includes the biennial multi-stakeholder Development Cooperation Forum (DCF). Preparations for the 2018 High-level Meeting of the DCF are underway (see here).
- Informal Summary of the ECOSOC Retreat on "Advancing implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through effective policy integration"