Chief Executive of AWAZ Foundation Pakistan- Mr. Zia –Ur-Rehman is participating in High Level Political forum (HLPF) which is carried out from 11 – 20 July 2016, New York. HLPF in 2016 is the first since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The session includes voluntary reviews of 22 countries and thematic reviews of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, including cross-cutting issues, supported by reviews by the ECOSOC functional commissions and other inter-governmental bodies and forums.

HLPF also include a range of side events, a Partnership Exchange event, and SDGs Learning, Training and Practice sessions. Its focus is on ensuring that nobody is left behind. The importance of gender equality, inclusion of persons with disabilities and other left behind groups is stressed.