European Union presents EU progress on Sustainable Development Goals at UN High Level Political Forum in New York


Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica and Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella are attending the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development this week, to present the EU’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals – both within the European Union and internationally. A detailed review of progress will be presented at the main EU side-event co-hosted with Finland on Thursday 18 July. During the week, Commissioner Mimica will also participate in an event organised jointly with France addressing the links between inequalities and climate change; an event on clean energy transition co-hosted with Ethiopia, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the International Renewable Energy Agency; an event of the International Labour Organisation to accelerate efforts to end forced labour; and an event hosted by Iceland and Malawi on bridging the gap between education and youth employment.