Session 17: Our HLPF in the next 15 years
UNDESA, 2015by: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
7 July 2015 – 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
The High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) created at the 2012 Rio+20 conference has a range of mandates. It is convened under the auspices of the General Assembly (quadrennially) and of the Economic and Social Council (annually). It is to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations for sustainable development and follow-up and review progress in the implementation of sustainable development commitments and their means of implementation, including the outcomes and commitments of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and environmental fields as well as the Sustainable Development Goals once adopted in September. The HLPF is also to respond to new and emerging challenges, promote the science-policy interface, and address sustainable consumption and production. It dedicates adequate time on issues related to countries in special situations, including SIDS, LDCs, LLDCs and Africa and the special challenges of the Middle Income Countries. Overall, it aims to enhance the integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.