2024 Higher Education Sustainability Initiative Global Forum

NEW YORK: As part of the 2024 HLPF, this special event will discuss the future of higher education for sustainable development.

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Higher Education Sustainability Initiative


On 15 July 2024 the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) will organize a special event at the 2024 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to be held in New York on 8–17 July 2024. It will feature a multi-stakeholder discussion on the intersection of education, innovation and sustainability, emphasizing the impact of artificial intelligence and other technologies. The forum will also showcase inspiring initiatives from the UN system and HESI action groups, highlighting higher education's role in advancing implementation of the SDGs.

More details will be added to this page as they become available. 


Each year, the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) organizes a global forum as a special event at the HLPF to highlight the critical role of higher education in achieving sustainable development. HESI is a partnership between several UN entities and the higher education community, currently chaired by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), UN University, UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) and the Sulitest Association. Other UN partners include UNESCO, UN Environment Programme, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative, UN-HABITAT, UNCTAD, UNITAR, UN Office for Partnerships and UN Academic Impact.

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