We have created this Forum for the express 
purpose of delivering more effectively on our 
aspirations and agendas at a time when we realize that the practice of sustainability provides the only real bridge from our past to our present and our future, and from our planet to our peoples and our prosperity.


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- John W. Ashe, President of the 68th session of the General Assembly
The Forum will review progress, generate political impetus and launch partnerships and actions to advance shared goals.

					
					
It can be a catalyst for a strengthened global 
partnership for sustainable development, providing political leadership grounded in solid science.
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- Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General The Forum offers the international community a new multilateral governance architecture capable of responding to great challenges of sustainable development. 
										 
										 <p></p>We must guarantee that the High-level Political Forum where hereinafter Heads of State and Government will meet, becomes a space where best practices are discussed and solutions found.
										 
										 
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										- Dilma Rouseff, President of Brazil The Forum should be the home for concrete guidance in the review of sustainable development goals, their implementation and monitoring, as integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development by all actors. It will, if properly used, 
				become the tool for embedding or mainstreaming sustainable development at all levels.
				
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- John W. Ashe, President of the 68th session of the General Assembly
President of GA
John W. Ashe
Secretary General
Ban-ki Moon
Dilma Rouseff
President of Brazil
President of GA
John Ashe
High-level Political Forum
The United Nations High-level Political Forum on sustainable development provides leadership and reviews progress on sustainable development.
The forum was created at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012. It is to:
  • provide political leadership and recommendations for sustainable development,
  • follow-up and review progress in implementing sustainable development commitments,
  • enhance the integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development,
  • have a focused, dynamic and action-oriented agenda,
  • consider new and emerging sustainable development challenges.

The forum meets:

  • every four years at the level of Heads of State and Government under the auspices of the General Assembly
  • every year under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council -- for eight days, including a three-day ministerial segment
  • It adopts negotiated declarations.

The forum replaces the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).

Videos

(Part 1) High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
(Part 2) High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
(Part 3) High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
John Ashe, High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
Ban Ki-moon, High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
New UN Forum to advance sustainable development
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