High-level Political Forum & Governance for Sustainable Development
The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) has been called the preeminent unit within the United Nations to work with sustainable development issues for the next twenty years or so. It was formally established through UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/67/290 in July 2013 . The resolution accords non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and major groups the most far reaching participatory privileges in the history of the UN. While retaining the intergovernmental character of the forum, Major Groups representatives and other relevant stakeholders shall be allowed to:

  • Attend all official meetings of the forum;
  • Have access to all official information and documents;
  • Intervene in official meetings;
  • Submit documents and present written and oral contributions;
  • Make recommendations;
  • Organize side events and round tables, in cooperation with Member States and the Secretariat;

These privileges must be translated into operative modalities. This page include several documents that have been prepared to start developing these modalities.
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