The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) organized an online stakeholder consultation to gather inputs from multi-stakeholders in support of the review of SDG 7 at the 2023 High-level Political Forum (HLPF). The consultation received 70 inputs from nearly 30 countries across five world regions. These inputs highlighted several key messages that are critical for accelerating progress towards SDG7.
In summary, the inputs received from the multi-stakeholder consultation underscored the urgent need for ambitious targets, interlinkages with other SDGs, universal access to clean energy, and inclusive stakeholder engagement. The key results of this consultation will feed into the preparatory process for the review of SDG 7 at the HLPF 2023.