The High-level Political Forum, United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies.
10 - 19 July 2017
New York


Theme: Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world
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
HLPF TIMELINE
2019 
Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality
2018 
Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies
2016 
Ensuring that no one is left behind
2015 
Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015
2014 
Achieving the MDGs and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the SDGs
2013 
Building the future we want: from Rio+20 to the post-2015 development agenda

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.

Programme

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Special Events
17 Jul 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ, NY
United Nations
18 Jul 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ, NY
United Nations
Calendar of Events

The Secretariat is inviting all relevant stakeholders to share information about relevant HLPF 2017 related meetings and events for inclusion in this section.

Please send your suggested event, including title, venue, date & time, short description, and website link (if available) through the Secretariat Contact form: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/contact.


Regional Preparatory meetings
29 - 31 Mar 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
United Nations
25 Apr 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations
The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) follows up on and reviews the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region. Focusing on practical value-added and peer learning, it creates a regional space to share policy solutions, best practices and challenges in SDG implementation and helps identify major regional and subregional trends.
16 - 19 May 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
United Nations
Other Related Events
1 - 3 Mar 2017
Bonn, Germany
United Nations
25 - 26 Mar 2017
Bogota, Colombia
Expert Group Meeting
DESA Division for Sustainable Development will organize an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on 25 and 26 March 2017 in Bogota, Colombia to provide an opportunity for MGoS, along with invited experts and member states, to discuss how to ensure their effective participation and contribution the process of voluntary national reviews at the national level.
27 - 28 Mar 2017
Bogota, Colombia
Special event

Partners for Review intends to build a network of stakeholders from government, civil society, academia and the private sector involved in national review processes and to enable demand-oriented learning on new and emerging challenges of SDG review, follow-up and implementation on the road to 2030.


22 - 24 May 2017
Scandic Hotel, Berlin, Germany
Major Groups
The GSW 2017 aims to contribute to the HLPF Theme “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. It will do so by looking at the subset of SDGs that are under review by the HLPF 2017 through the perspective of land and soils, thereby providing an integrating perspective across the SDGs. The GSW 2017 also aims to serve as bridge to empower different actors to share their priorities on the SDG implementation.
Documentation
Resolutions and decisions
Outcome Documents
Summaries
Other documents
Side events
Blog

The theme of the 2017 High-level Political Forum on sustainable development will be “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”, which is also a central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the lead-up to the 2017 HLPF, weekly blogs by representatives of Member States, UN system, and major groups and other stakeholders will be featured in this series to present various perspectives on this theme. The role of SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14, and 17 will also be highlighted, as these goals will be in focus at the 2017 HLPF discussions.

End poverty in all its forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Week 1
His Excellency Amb. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of the Economic and Social Council

Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world
Week 2
Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

The High-level Political Forum's Key Tasks in 2017
Week 3
Ms. Matilda Branson, Policy Officer at Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

Until we end child marriage, we can never fully achieve the SDGs
Week 4
Mr. Barry Johnston, Associate Director of Advocacy, Malala Fund

Gender equality is at the heart of fair and prosperous societies
Week 5
Mark Malloch-Brown, Chair of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission

Turbocharging Development Through Business