This week, Women Deliver and the Deliver for Good Campaign will join advocates and civil society at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), a platform established by the UN to monitor, track, evaluate, and report on Member States' progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Held every July, the HLPF consists of ministerial discussions, in which Member States must report on their country’s progress on a select subset of the SDGs. 

This year, the theme of the HLPF is “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development," with a focus on SDGs 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, and 17. As we know, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on social, political, and economic growth. Governments must prevent the rollback of hard-earned gains on sustainable development, including poverty eradication, human rights, climate, and gender equality. 

To do this, governments need to place girls and women at the center of SDG policymaking, implementation, and review. At the HLPF, the Deliver for Good Campaign, which is powered by Women Deliver, will join civil society in holding governments and the UN accountable to their promise to achieve the SDGs — while centering girls and women in these efforts — by 2030, and work to collaboratively strengthen the overall HLPF system and mechanism to reflect the needs of those most marginalized. The Campaign has been engaged with the HLPF since its launch in 2016. Read on to learn more about the Deliver for Good Campaign and its latest efforts to advance the SDGs from a gender perspective.

We look forward to seeing you virtually as you tune in and take action throughout the HLPF. Be sure to take part in our recommended events (details below) and follow us on Twitter for live coverage throughout the HLPF.
Mainstreaming gender equality across the SDGs
Gender equality is cross-cutting across all SDGs. Political, programmatic, and financial investments in the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women, in all their diversity, are the driving force to implementing the SDGs successfully. This is the core mandate of the Deliver for Good Campaign. This year, for greater impact, Deliver for Good has revised its partnership structure​, focusing on country and regional action — specifically Pan-African action, and globally anchoring itself in SDG policy-influencing.
The Deliver for Good Campaign will continue to work to mainstream gender equality across the SDGs via convening, capacity-sharing, and campaigning. The Campaign believes that the leadership of girls and women, and their organizations, to carry out advocacy and policy influencing activities is fundamental to the implementation of the SDGs from a gender perspective. 
As a diverse network of global, regional, and national gender equality actors, the Campaign will continue to:
  • Facilitate a global dialogue among critical actors that are often siloed in their gender equality advocacy efforts;
  • Prioritize funding for country and regional convenings; and
  • Link the country, regional, and global spheres to build solidarity among stakeholders and enable policy coherence in SDG-related processes like the HLPF.
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Recommitting to country mobilization and impact
As announced at the Generation Equality Forum, the Deliver for Good Campaign is recommitting to country mobilization and impact by doubling financial resources for country partners’ convening and collective action in Kenya and Senegal and facilitating their access to regional and global policy spaces.
The Campaign has collaborated alongside its partners, CREAW in Kenya and Réseau Siggil Jigéen and Energy for Impact in Senegal, to define and set the Campaign’s advocacy priorities based on the needs of girls and women in their contexts and corresponding policy opportunities, in alignment with the SDGs.
Together, the Campaign hopes to: 
  • Build a collective voice that advocates for the mainstreaming of gender equality as a part of Kenya and Senegal's SDG implementation.   

  • Facilitate the participation and engagement of national and regional women's rights organizations to influence gender equality and SDG-related policies, practices, and investments.

  • Amplify the influence and impact of country and regional engagement to ensure that global action towards gender equality is informed and driven by local actors and realities. 

Deliver for Good Senegal members and with ministers, members of Parliament, and private sector partners in Dakar, Senegal on 27 November 2020. 
Five HLPF events you don't want to miss
National partnerships: Building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda
Monday, July 12 | 7:30 AM-9:00 AM ET

This side event will discuss the role of national parliaments in achieving the Global Goals, with a focus on the approaches led by national parliaments in Argentina, Denmark, Kenya, and Malaysia.
Protect the Progress: Rise, Respond, Recover
Tuesday, July 13 | 7:30 AM-9:00 PM ET

This event, hosted by the Government of Estonia and co-organized by PMNCH, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, and UHC2030, will call on policymakers, political leaders, and other stakeholders to commit to greater accountability and multisectoral action to address the inequities experienced by women, children, and adolescents in the COVID-19 pandemic and its response and recovery.

Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness and Response through Multilateral Cooperation: Financing the Global Commons for Global Health
Wednesday, July 14 | 7:30 AM-9:00 AM ET

This event will present the final recommendations of the G20 High-Level Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, and discuss how these recommendations could support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, and promote a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Building forward transformatively towards healthy lives and wellbeing: a feminist dialogue on COVID Recovery
Wednesday, July 14 | 7:30 AM-9:00 AM ET

This event, hosted by Ipas, will bring together feminist and sexual and reproductive justice activists and organizations to share their feminist vision for SDG 3 in the context of COVID-19 recovery, and building forward transformatively beyond the pandemic.
Building equal, inclusive, and sustainable economies for resilient societies in the face of pandemics: A gender perspective
Thursday, July 15 | 7:30 AM-9:00 AM ET

This event will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in informal and unpaid care work and the need to build an equal, inclusive, and sustainable economies for resilient societies in the face of pandemics.
Please note that the event information above is subject to change. To explore all of the events taking place during the Forum, and to verify times, please visit the
 Official HLPF Program.
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