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AT THE United Nations

on sustainable development

9 - 18 July 2019 - New York, USA

High-Level Political Forum

#HLPF2019

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the yearly conference of the United Nations where governments, UN Agencies and civil society come together to discuss the achievements that have been made towards Agenda 2030.This year, the HLPF 2019 was dedicated to:

“ Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality ”

As the most global university association contributing to Sustainable Development and having the Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council, IAU took an active part in the debates and organized a series of events, together with a delegation of IAU Member Universities.

The IAU delegation

University of Bologna Italy

Gothenburg UniversitySweden

University of TsukubaJapan

Open University of Catalonia

Siam UniversityThailand

University of Bergen Norway

University of Costa RicaCosta Rica

University of the West Indies

IAU Partners for the hlpf 2019

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (auf)

ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEalth universities (acu)

sessions

July 10, 2019 /10am – 1pm

>> WORKSHOP: Inspire. Change. Together.

July 10, 2019 /3pm – 6pm

>> HESI Special Event: Green Jobs – Green Minds Higher Education for the Future

July 10, 2019 /6:15pm

International Green Gown Awards Ceremony

July 10, 2019 /6:30pm – 8:30 pm

>> Education for democracy – a cornerstone for sustainable societies

July 11, 2019 /9am – 11am

>> ‘Scholarships for access, equity and global development’

July 11, 2019 /6:30pm – 8pm

>> Mind Matters More Than Money

July 12, 2019 /1pm – 2:30pm

>> Research and Innovation 4 Climate Action

July 12, 2019 /1:15pm – 2:45pm

>>Partnerships for Climate Action: the Science-Policy Nexus

Innovative approaches and partnerships to strengthen the role of educators & academia to implement the SDGs

Workshop:Inspire. Change. Together.

>> WATCH THE WORKSHOP

Co-organized with - Association of Commonwealth Universites (ACU) - Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime / Education for Justice initiative - International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) - University of Rey Juan Carlos - University Carlos III de Madrid - University of Tsukuba, Japan - University of the West Indies - University of Bergen, Norway - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Without successful partnerships that unite all parts of the education system with stakeholders across society, we cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030

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Joanna NewmanSecretary General, ACU

The event explored how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is changing the way universities are working and how they engage critically with the SDGs, with a specific focus on SDG 4 (Quality Education), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

HESI Special Event: Green Jobs – Green Minds Higher Education for the Future

>> WATCH THIS SESSION

IAU advised on the programme and nominated Prof. Dr. Henning Jensen to speak on behalf of the University of Costa Rica, UDUAL and CONARE. IAU Secretary General Dr. Hilligje van’t Land, ACU Secretary General Dr. Joanna Newman and AUF Advisor to the Rector Georges Marmaloud delivered a statement on the need for Higher education in Agenda 2030.

Education is the driver for development and for changing behavior and mindsets. SDGs are a roadmap to guide research and teaching - requiring a transdisciplinary approach.

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Stefania GianniniAssistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

International Green Gown Awards Ceremony

>> discover the winning initiatives

Recognising exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by the world's universities and colleges, the International Green Gown Awards set the bar and put every learning institution at the heart of delivering the UN Global Goals.

IAU first Vice-President and President of Siam University, Prof. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, acted as one of the official ceremony hosts and awarded the “Sustainability Institution of the Year” awards.

Education for democracy – a cornerstone for sustainable societies:

>> LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SESSION

What did we learn from the Global Education Meeting 2018?

Policy dialogue on Europe and SDG 4.7. prepared by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the European Commission and hosted by the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations.The interactive debate was moderated by Dr. Hilligje van ‘t Land, IAU Secretary General

IAU MEMBERS SIDE-EVENTS

July 11, 2019 /9am – 11am

>> ‘Scholarships for access, equity and global development’

>> Research and Innovation 4 Climate Action

>>Partnerships for Climate Action: the Science-Policy Nexus

July 11, 2019 / 6:30pm – 8pm

>> Mind Matters More Than Money

July 12, 2019 / 1pm – 2:30pm

July 12, 2019 / 1:15pm – 2:45pm

CONTACT

contact@iau-hesd.net

www.iau-hesd.net

See you next year!#HLPF2020