The meeting of the high-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in 2020 was held from 7 July to 16 July, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The forum is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The theme was “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”. 47 countries carried out voluntary national reviews (VNRs) of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the 2020 HLPF.
On July 15, the first VNR of Uzbekistan was presented on the progress of implementation by the country of 17 Sustainable Development Goals in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
The presentation was attended by the Chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbayeva, First Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis Akmal Saidov and First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Akmalkhon Ortikov.
The speakers emphasized the strong commitment of the country to promoting large-scale reforms that are fully consistent with the UN SDGs and the achievement of which is the main priority of the state policy of Uzbekistan. Attention was drawn to the fact that the level of integration of targets and indicators of sustainable development into national programs and strategies of the country is 85 percent.
An interest was expressed in continuing the productive partnership between the country and ECOSOC, in order to form a methodology and develop SDG indicators to increase the appropriate level in the institutional development of ministries and agencies of Uzbekistan.