July 18th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Conference Room 2


Recovery and Sustainable Development from the Margins

MGoS perspectives and demands at the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major societal challenges, and have worsened poverty conditions across the globe. At the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda, most of the target goals are far from being achieved, and mostly have regressed due to the multiple systemic crisis. Mostly bearing the brunt are marginalized communities in the global south and toiling communities across the globe. From vaccine inequity to austerity measures due to debt burdens, these communities continue to reel from daily devastations. 

In this year’s HLPF, the Major Group and Other Stakeholders Coordination Mechanism (MGoS CM) would like to elevate the grassroots voices in the acceleration of recovery and achievement of the SDGs, especially at the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda. The session also aims to bring forth Major Groups and others Stakeholders’ perspectives, expertise and experiences as realities, lessons, alternatives and proposals in the achievement of the sustainable development goals and proposals to achieve the goals making the changes needed to approach the elimination of systemic barriers and adopting new integral responses. Special considerations will be made to the  promotion of a human rights-based economy to address and redress the root causes and structural barriers to equality, justice and sustainability integrating the HHRR principles in the SDG commitments.



  1. To unpack multiple systemic barriers to achievement of the SDGs at the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda from the civil society including  the grassroots perspective;
  2. To elevate MGoS perspectives and demands, especially from the grassroots communities, in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda;
  3. To foster and encourage solidarity among regions and communities engaging in the 2030 Agenda process. 


Preferred Date and Time: 18 July 2023, 1-2:30PM


Guide Questions

  1. At the mid-point of the 2030 Agenda, how are marginalized communities achieving sustainable development and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic? What are their perspectives, alternatives and proposals in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the elimination of systemic barriers?
  2. How can grassroots communities and their actions and recommendations be recognized and supported and be a primary voice in multilateral global governance? 
  3. How can member states and the UN provide an enabling environment for civil society and strengthen mechanisms to further democratize the intergovernmental processes and encourage solidarity-building among stakeholders? 
  4. How can Voluntary Local Reviews enable and support the inclusion of marginalized and traditionally left behind groups, such as children and young people, women, particularly girls, older persons, indigenous and persons with disabilities?
  5. What are good practices on the inclusion of citizen-generated data, which contributes to the participation of grassroots and marginalised groups?