ICOMOS ready for the UN HLPF 2019 with advocacy kit and side event
ICOMOS is once again ready to participate in the UN High-Level Political Forum, the annual summit held every July at the UN Headquarters in New York City, USA, to review the world's progress on achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. For the HLPF 2019, we have produced a custom-made publicity kit, featuring a flashdisk with a compilation of doctrinal and policy papers relevant for heritage and the SDGs, to be distributed to participants. All the documents are also available below.
On the occasion of HLPF 2019, where Goals 4 (Education), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Inequalities), 16 (Peace and Governance), and 17 (Partnerships) will be under review, ICOMOS is participating with SDG Working Group members from Canada (Fergus Maclaren), Ireland (Peter Cox), Turkey (Ege Yildirim) and the USA (Andrew Potts, Jeff Soule).
Through its membership in the UN Major Group for NGOs, ICOMOS is also co-sponsoring a side event, on "SDG 8, Leave No One Behind: The 2030 GDP Target - Vulnerable People and the Regions Where They Live", organized by the United States Sustainable Development Corp; Fergus Maclaren, Chair of ICTC (Cultural Tourism) and Ege Yildirim, SDGs Focal Point, will be speaking on "Building Rural-Urban Equity through Cultural Tourism" at the free event, for which all can register at the link here.
Download the full HPLF2019 ICOMOS Kit (zip file)