The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development.
The Forum provides political leadership, guidance and recommendations, follows up and reviews the implementation of sustainable development commitments and, as of 2016, the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It addresses new and emerging challenges; promotes the science-policy interface and enhances the integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. [More information]
High-level Political Forum in 2016
The HLPF is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.

The United Nations high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) will meet from Monday, 11 July, to Wednesday, 20 July 2016. This meeting is under the auspices of ECOSOC.

Expert Group Meeting on High-Level Political Forum
3 Apr 2013 - 4 Apr 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New York, USA

Statements & Presentations

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.
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