United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals
2017 Regional Preparatory Meetings
ESCAP
29-31 March 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
ECE
25 April 2017 , Geneva, Switzerland
ECLAC
26-28 April 2017, Mexico City
ECA
16-19 May 2017, Venue TBC
HLPF TIMELINE
2013
Building the future we want: from Rio+20 to the post-2015 development agenda
2014
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the sustainable development goals
2015
Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015
2016
Ensuring that no one is left behind
2017
Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world
2018
Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies
2019
Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

More sessions will be added as themes are decided upon.
High-Level Political Forum 2017
The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017.

The theme will be "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
The High-level Political Forum provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies
VOLUNTARY NATIONAL REVIEWS

As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to “conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, which are country-led and country-driven” (paragraph 79). These national reviews are expected to serve as a basis for the regular reviews by the high-level political forum (HLPF), meeting under the auspices of ECOSOC. As stipulated in paragraph 84 of the 2030 Agenda, regular reviews by the HLPF are to be voluntary, state-led, undertaken by both developed and developing countries, and shall provide a platform for partnerships, including through the participation of major groups and other relevant stakeholders.

The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.