The new year is kicking off with a concerted effort at the United Nations to move closer to achieving the U.N.s 17 sustainable development goals by 2030.
The nine events already on the U.N.’s calendar include: https://www.un.org/development/desa/un-desa-voice/feature/2023/01#4987
- 1. The U.N. will kick off the year releasing two major reports on aging; the World Social Report and the World Economic Situation and Prospects report. They will be released on January 12 and 25 January.
- 2. International migration statistics will be released January 24-26 at the Third International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) in Santiago, Chile.
- 3. The 2023 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will gather international actors on January 31 in conjunction with the Council’s Coordination Segment.
- 4. Forty percent of those living in poverty reside in the 46 Least Developed Countries accounting for 13% of the world’s population. A conference addressing these countries will convene in March at the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5).
- 5. On March 22-24, water will be front and center at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York.
- 6. This July, the latest data on the U.N.’s 17 sustainable development goals and their 169 targets will be revealed in The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2023.
- 7. UN Member States, civil society, businesses, and other international actors will convene for the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to assess global action on the global goals. A Forum will be held July 10-19 where 41 countries will present their efforts of their Voluntary National Reviews. The event will reveal what is expected during the Sustainable Development Goals Summit in September.
- 8. The second edition of the Global Sustainable Development Report will be revealed.
- 9. On September 19-20, the second UN Summit on the SDGs will be held.