3 Apr 2013 - 4 Apr 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New York, USA
Background papers/Special studies
Expert Group Meeting on High-Level Political Forum
A major outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (or Rio+20) was the decision to establish a universal, intergovernmental high-level political forum (HLPF). This forum is to build on the strengths, experiences, resources and inclusive participation modalities of the Commission on Sustainable Development, and subsequently replace the Commission. According to the Rio +20 outcome document , the high-level political forum shall follow up on the implementation of sustainable development. It should avoid overlap with existing structures, bodies and entities in a cost-effective manner.
An open, transparent and inclusive negotiation process has started under the General Assembly to define the format and organizational aspects of the high-level forum under the leadership of the two co-facilitators, Permanent Representatives of Brazil and Italy appointed by the President of the 67th session of the General Assembly.
This expert group meeting (EGM) aims at providing thinking on the various aspects of the HLPF and its role in the wider institutional framework for sustainable development by different experts in the area of governance to inform decision-makers, UN system and other relevant stakeholders. It is not meant to prejudge or preempt the negotiations in any way.
For more please read our concept note on the right.