The theme of the 2018 session of ECOSOC is From global to local: supporting sustainable and resilient societies in urban and rural communities. 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.
- Report of the Secretary-General on the 2018 main theme of ECOSOC
- Report of the Secretary-General in support of the 2018 ECOSOC thematic discussion -- Harnessing new technologies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
The 2018 High-level Segment of ECOSOC will be held 16-19 July 2018, at UN Headquarters in New York. As in previous years, the 2018 High-level Segment of ECOSOC will also include the ministerial meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of ECOSOC from 16-18 July 2018.
On 19 July 2018, the following two sessions are scheduled:
- High-level Policy Dialogue with the International Financial and Trade Institutions on "Where are we heading? Visions and projections for the future of the SDGs"
- Draft programme
Policy Dialogue 1 (10:00 – 11:30 AM)
Trends in the global economy and international trade and finance
Policy Dialogue 2 (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)
Projections and visions on the advancement of sustainable development
- Thematic discussion on "Leveraging new technologies for the SDGs" (3:00 – 5:00 PM)