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UNGA Sustainability Week

15-19 April 2024
New York City, USA

The President of the General Assembly for its seventy-eighth session, H.E. Mr. Dennis Francis, will convene several meetings as part of the first Sustainability Week, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The events will also contribute to the Summit for the Future.


  • High-level thematic debate on debt sustainability and socio-economic equality for all
    When: 15 April 2024, 15:00
    This high-level thematicdebate aims to take stock of the gaps and bottlenecks in achieving debt sustainability and the implications for the most vulnerable, particularly in developing countries. It also aims to identify key local, national, and international solutions through enhanced partnerships and ambitious initiatives that strive to achieve socio-economic equality for all.  

  • High-level thematic event on Tourism
    When: 16 April 2024, 10:00 -13:00 and 15:00 -18:00 
    The high-level thematic event on tourism aims to advance a concerted approach on strengthening tourism resilience at the highest level and maximising its contribution to the sustainability agenda. The event offers Member States, Observers, civil society, UN System and other stakeholders a platform to discuss strategies, share best practices and experiences to promote sustainable and resilient tourism and its contribution to achieving SDGs.   

  • High-level meeting on Sustainable Transport
    When: 17 April 2024, 10:00
    The high-level meeting will highlight sustainable and effective solutions to improve the balance between economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable transport, to take full advantage of sustainable transport in accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  

  • Informal dialogue on Building global resilience and promoting sustainable development through infrastructure connectivity
    When: 18 April 2024, 10:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00
    The informal dialogue aims to generate momentum and raise ambition on proposals to contribute to enhancing investments in quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, including a risk-informed approach to infrastructure development and management. It also aims to create a platform to share best practices and strategies to enhance collaboration and partnerships within and between regions and regional and interregional challenges faced and to engage on means of implementation including innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships to support improved connectivity, resiliency, and quality of infrastructure systems. 

  • Global stocktaking marking the completion of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All to further accelerate the implementation of SDG 7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
    When: 19 April 2024, 10:00 -13:00 and 15:00 to 18:00
     The goal of the global stocktaking is to review progress achieved at the end of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, 2014-2024, and to raise ambition and accelerate action towards attaining SDG 7 by catalysing innovative solutions, investments and multi-stakeholder partnerships.  

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