A virtual learning session exploring inclusive and diversified partnerships on local, regional, national, and global levels that lead to concrete action and deliver on SDGs while also ensuring that no one is left behind.

Date: Monday, 11 July 2022

Time: 19:30-21:00 (UTC+8)

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The 2022 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the main UN platform on sustainable development. It has a central role in the follow-up and review of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Sweden, through Formas, a Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development, gathered diverse actors from both the public sector, business and civil society, and political representation, including the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, to present on sustainable oceans and a blue economy.

The event also highlighted the power of change, highlighting the enhancement of gender equality in ocean governance and the blue economy and present selected examples of long-term effective partnerships, which show that SDG 17 continues to an enabler to achieve the other 16 SDGs. The discussions and dialogues aimed to enable factors for mobilizing engagement and funding for the oceans while at the same time strengthening ownership and participation.


Introduction & Closing Remarks:

Ingrid Petersson, Formas’ Director General


Opening Speech:

Jenny Ohlsson, State Secretary, International Development Cooperation


Keynote Speech:

David Obura, Founding Director, CORDIO East Africa


Panel Discussion:

Essam Mohammed YassinDirector General (a.i.), WorldFish & Senior Director (Acting), Aquatic Food Systems, CGIAR

Ingela Isaksson, Senior Analyst, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management


Perspectives from Youth: 

Alexander Dürr, Member, European Youth Parliament


Follow WorldFish and the hashtag #aquaticfoods to check out past conversations on Twitter.

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