On May 25, Together 2030, in partnership with World Vision, the International Disability Alliance, the NGO Major Group, TAP Network and the Stakeholder Group on Ageing joined Member States for an informal discussion with civil society experts on recommendations and proposals for the HLPF Ministerial Declaration. This timely convening was held one day before the negotiations for the Ministerial Declaration started, providing civil society a great opportunity to share their concerns and hopes for the process.
There was a shared concern that time is moving fast, and that immediate action is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Civil society asked member states to go beyond the reaffirmation of commitments and push for a call to action in the document. You can find the Elements paper of the Ministerial Declaration and other key background documents for the HLPF here