High-level Political Forum and Major Groups and other Stakeholders
The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform dealing with sustainable development, and was formally established in July 2013. It meets every year under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, and every four years under the auspices of the General Assembly. Please read more about the HLPF here.
Major Groups and other stakeholders engagement in the HLPF
Major Groups and other stakeholders have been granted comprehensive participatory opportunities in the HLPF through the UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/67/290.

Paragraph 15 of the Resolution states that, while retaining the intergovernmental character of the HLPF, 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;

Additionally, the Resolution encourages Major Groups and other stakeholders, such as private philanthropic organizations, educational and academic entities, persons with disabilities, volunteer groups and other stakeholders active in areas related to sustainable development, to autonomously establish and maintain effective coordination mechanisms for participation in the HLPF and for actions derived from that participation at the global, regional and national levels, in a way that ensures effective, broad and balanced participation by region and by type of organization.

Announcements
The next HLPF session will be held between 26 June 2015 and 8 July 2015. Information on how Major Groups and other stakeholders can engage in the session will be announced here.

Contributions from Major Groups and other Stakeholders
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17 Apr 2014
The Future HLPF Review - Criteria and ideas for its institutional design
22 Feb 2014
Human Capital and Decent Work for All - suggestions for final resolution of CSocD 52
7 Jan 2014
Disaster Risk Reduction and the Freshwater Cycle
15 Nov 2013
Fresh Water Talk given to U.N Women U.K November 2013
23 Oct 2013
Sustainable development in an ageing world
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26 Jul 2013
Strengthening Public Participation at the United Nations for Sustainable Development: Dialogue, Debate, Dissent, Deliberation
13 Jun 2013
LIFELONG LEARNING AND EDUCATION AS A RIGHT
17 Apr 2013
Brief for Open Working Group Meeting: Eradicating Poverty: Transparency & Accountability in the Post-2015 Framework
16 Apr 2013
Bringing Added Value to the High Level Political Forum: A High Level Representative for Future Generations
12 Apr 2013
UNGA Informals Consider “Hybrid Option” for HLPF
9 Apr 2013
South Center paper for Expert Group Meeting on High-Level Political Forum
9 Apr 2013
The UNEP Governing Council
9 Apr 2013
14th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-14) 2013
9 Apr 2013
PRIVATE SECTOR CHANNEL FOR THE HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM
9 Apr 2013
Model governance practices for integrating civil society in UN institutional frameworks for sustainable development (IFSD)
9 Apr 2013
PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR CIVIL SOCIETY PARTICIPATION IN THE CSM FORUM AND COMMITTEE ON WORLD FOOD SECURITY 39TH SESSION
9 Apr 2013
The added value of a High Level Representative for Future Level Representative for Future Generations
6 Apr 2013
Experts Provide Input on HLPF
26 Mar 2013
UNGA Holds Third Informal Consultation on HLPF
18 Mar 2013
UN Member States Begin Negotiations on HLPF - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
5 Mar 2013
States Hold Second Meeting on Format, Organizational Aspects of HLPF - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
26 Feb 2013
On Friday 22 February, representatives from the Major Groups met with the co-facilitators of the ongoing negotiations on the high-level political forum for sustainable development called for in the Rio+20 “Future We Want” outcome document. Major Groups re
23 Feb 2013
Major Groups Position Paper on the HLPF
21 Feb 2013
Briefing Note: Building the Architecture of the UN high-level political forum (HLPF)
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