2023 SDG Summit Leaders' Dialogue 1

Leaders' Dialogue 1 "Scaling up actions on key transitions to accelerate SDG progress".

The President of the United Nations General Assembly will convene Heads of State and Government for the 2023 High-level political forum on sustainable development under the auspices of the General Assembly (SDG Summit) on Monday, 18 September and Tuesday, 19 September 2023. The Summit marks the mid-point of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provides a crucial opportunity to accelerate our efforts.   

Six Leaders' Dialogues will be held to allow Heads of State and Government to set out concrete national commitments to SDG transformation.   Each Leaders' Dialogue will be co-moderated by two States at the level of Head of State and Government. Participating States will intervene on the specific theme of the Leaders' Dialogue to share their concrete new commitments in the field of sustainability.   The Dialogues will also feature interventions from selected representatives of the UN system, intergovernmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia.  

The SDG Summit will be the centerpiece of the High-level Week of the General Assembly. It will respond to the impact of multiple and interlocking crises facing the world and is expected to reignite a sense of hope, optimism, and enthusiasm for the 2030 Agenda.

Through the Summit, countries, both individually and collectively, have an opportunity to place the world on a sustainable development path. The international community can seize this opportunity to make significant transformations for integrated SDG implementation and how societies produce, consume and share benefits and risks, while leaving no one behind.   The Summit is envisaged to be forward-looking and action-oriented, with the aim of accelerating international action to improve people's lives and reinvigorating the sense of hope, optimism and enthusiasm that characterized the adoption of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda. It is expected to adopt a concise, action-oriented political declaration as its outcome document.