High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

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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.

"The 2030 Agenda is our roadmap and its goals and targets are tools to get there.", - Secretary-General António Guterres
calendar
9 - 18 JULY 2019
location
New York

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Theme: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality
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HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2019 under the auspices of ECOSOC

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

The theme will be "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth is the following:

  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

For more information on Thematic SDG Reviews, click here.

In accordance with paragraph 84. of the 2030 Agenda, Member States have decided that the HLPF shall carry out regular voluntary reviews of the 2030 Agenda which will include developed and developing countries as well as relevant UN entities and other stakeholders. The reviews are state-led, involving ministerial and other relevant high-level participants, and provide a platform for partnerships, including through the participation of major groups and other relevant stakeholders.

In 2019, 51 countries (10 for the second time) have volunteered to present their national voluntary reviews to the HLPF. For more details, please click here.

HLPF TIMELINE
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

LOGISTICAL INFORMATION

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REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION

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THEMATIC SDG REVIEWS

Thematic reviews of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, including cross-cutting issues and interlinkages, are an essential part of the annual session of the High-level Political Forum under the auspices of the ECOSOC.

As well as providing an update on where we stand in terms of progress on individual SDGs, thematic reviews offer critical insights into the implementation of the SDGs, while facilitating peer learning, exchange of experiences, identifying lessons learned as well as gaps.

These thematic reviews will benefit from reviews by the ECOSOC functional commissions and other intergovernmental bodies and forums.

In addition, DESA in collaboration with relevant UN-system entities and other partners will organize preparatory events such as Expert Group Meetings on the SDGs under review. The outcomes of these preparatory events will serve to inform the HLPF's deliberations.

Calendar of preparatory thematic events for 2019 HLPF under ECOSOC

Expert Group Meeting on SDG 4: 3-5 December 2018, Brussels
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 8: tbc
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 10: tbc
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 13: 4-6 March 2019, Copenhagen
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 16: tbc
Expert Group Meeting on SDG 17: tbc
Expert Group Meeting on interlinkages: tbc

REGIONAL PREPARATORY MEETINGS

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA): 27 -29 January 2019, Tangier, Morocco
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE): 21 – 22 March 2019, Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP): 27 – 29 March 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA): 16 – 18 April 2019, Beirut, Lebanon
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC): 22- 26 April 2019, Santiago de Chile, Chile

WORKSHOPS

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.

The VNR countries are expected to submit comprehensive written reports that will be made available in the VNR database. In addition, each VNR country will also provide main messages summarizing their key findings. These main messages are also posted in the VNR database.

In 2019, the 51 countries (10 for the second time) below will be conducting voluntary national reviews at the HLPF. For more details, please click here.

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Brazil Flag of Brazil
Burkina Faso Flag of Burkina Faso
Cambodia Flag of Cambodia
Cameroon Flag of Cameroon
Central African Republic Flag of Central African Republic
Chad Flag of Chad
Chile Flag of Chile
Congo (Republic of the) Flag of Congo (Republic of the)
Côte d'Ivoire Flag of Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia Flag of Croatia
El Salvador Flag of El Salvador
Eritrea Flag of Eritrea
Eswatini Flag of Eswatini
Fiji Flag of Fiji
France Flag of France
Ghana Flag of Ghana
Guatemala Flag of Guatemala
Guyana Flag of Guyana
Iceland Flag of Iceland
Indonesia Flag of Indonesia
Iraq Flag of Iraq
Israel Flag of Israel
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan
Kuwait Flag of Kuwait
Lesotho Flag of Lesotho
Liechtenstein Flag of Liechtenstein
Mauritania Flag of Mauritania
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Mongolia Flag of Mongolia
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New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
Oman Flag of Oman
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Palau Flag of Palau
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Saint Lucia Flag of Saint Lucia
Serbia Flag of Serbia
Sierra Leone Flag of Sierra Leone
South Africa Flag of South Africa
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Tonga Flag of Tonga
Tunisia Flag of Tunisia
Turkey Flag of Turkey
Turkmenistan Flag of Turkmenistan
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Flag of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Republic of Tanzania Flag of United Republic of Tanzania
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