The 2020 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) remains a key annual review of progress, challenges and lessons learned. The two-week Forum brings together all levels of governments, civil society, businesses and many others to look at how different sectors can advance the SDGs.
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At 9:00 am EDT on Saturday, 18 July, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on International Mandela Day under the theme of “Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A new Social Contract for a New Era,” focusing on inequalities and what needs to be done to address the world’s fragilities and build back better.
On 17 July (11:30 a.m. EDT), two new laureates will be bestowed with the 2020 UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize, presented every five years, for outstanding contributions to the service of humanity. The virtual recognition ceremony will take place on 20 July (10 a.m. EDT), as part of this year’s Nelson Mandela International Day General Assembly online observance event.
Tune in on UN Web TV to watch the lecture and the commemorative events. Visit a virtual exhibit marking the Day. Promotional materials can be found on a dedicated Trello Board. Please contact us for embargoed information on the laureates.
SDG Media Zone (14-16 July)
The first-ever virtual SDG Media Zone, held on the sidelines of this year’s High-level Political Forum, will feature three unique sessions on solutions, solidarity and sustainability – conversations with world leaders and leading expert voices on the SDGs, vaccine development and human rights.
Watch on www.un.org/sdgmediazone on 14, 15 and 16 July!