FRA attended UN high-level political sustainable development forum

The Agency took part in the UN’s High-Level Political Forum 2018 on Sustainable Development in New York from 12 to 17 July. "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies" organised by the United Nations.

The High-Level Political Forum reviews the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the ministerial meeting at the Forum, 47 countries presented their Voluntary National Reviews, including ten EU Member States.

The Agency, as part of the EU delegation to the Forum, attended numerous thematic panels and roundtables, several side events and hold bilateral meetings with key stakeholders to discuss future cooperation in the area of SDGs. FRA’s contribution focused on the human rights dimensions of the SDGs, and gave examples from its work. These covered violence against women, inequalities and discrimination affecting migrants and minorities, etc.

In 2019, FRA’s annual fundamental rights report will include a special section dedicated to the specific SDG targets and indicators which will be discussed at the 2019 Forum.