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The High-level Political Forum


The High-level Political Forum (HLFP) is the central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies. 

The 2019 HLPF, from 9-18 July, looked at the fourth Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG 4) for the first time.


Three new publications were  launched to mark the occasion:

beyond commitments cover Beyond commitments how do countries implement SDG 4 
Produced under the auspices of the SDG - Education 2030 Steering Committee, this special report shows the different ways that countries have taken on the challenge of implementing SDG 4 at the national level. It showcases good practices from countries that have reflected SDG 4 in their policies since 2015 and suggests a new framework for assessing the extent to which their policies match their 2030 commitments in the future.

Available languages:

English / Français / Español / 中文 / Русский язык / العربية


meeting commitments coverMeeting commitments: are countries on track to achieve SDG 4? Co-produced with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, this paper highlights the first ever projections for SDG 4 targets. A third of the way to 2030, it shows that the world is drastically off track. By 2030, one in six children, adolescents and youth will still be out of school. Only six in ten young people will be completing secondary education.

Available languages:

English / Français / Español




hlpf comic book cover image Let's work together- Education has a key role in helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals A  six-part cartoon  highlights the links and synergies between education and many of the other sustainable development goals. The cartoon shows the importance of sectors working together to achieve their aims.

Available languages:

English / Bahasa Indonesia