Assessing the HLPF Four Years On: Enhancing Integration, Linking Processes, and Strengthening Political Leadership

Commentary (Op. Ed)

Story Highlights;

  • The HLPF has struggled to encourage countries to “integrate the three dimensions” of sustainable development, even though interlinkages among the 17 SDGs and their targets have been identified.

  • A clear illustration of different tools, approaches, and conceptual frameworks for better understanding interlinkages between the SDGs would make integration more concrete and actionable.

  • One way to enhance political leadership and guidance for sustainable development is to bring more local and regional governments into the VNR process.

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