High-level Segment of ECOSOC 2022 - 19th meeting
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Theme: "Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development".

  1. (Panel) Looking ahead: Acting today to secure a better future - Future trends and scenarios for building back better from COVID-19 and their long-term impacts. What are different scenarios for building back better? What current trends could greatly impact the future, and which need to be changed or adapted? What trends and scenarios carry the greatest hope and risk towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda?
  2. Conclusion of the High-level Segment of ECOSOC

The High-Level meeting will provide a space for ECOSOC to discuss, at the ministerial level, how to best develop forward-looking policy approaches to building back better and put the world back on track to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while advancing a more inclusive and networked multilateralism. It will aim to discuss how to balance short-term crisis relief with long-term analysis, planning and thinking.

The 2022 High-level Segment (HLS) of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) includes the three-day ministerial meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) from Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 July 2022, and a one-day HLS ministerial meeting on Monday 18 July 2022.