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Inputs to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
This online review platform is dedicated to compiling voluntary inputs from countries participating in the national voluntary reviews of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, as well other voluntary governmental inputs, inputs from ECOSOC functional commissions and other intergovernmental bodies and forums, inputs from major groups and other stakeholders, as well contributions from multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments.
Voluntary national reviews (VNRs)
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 involve multiple 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.


Intergovernmental bodies & forums 2017

ECOSOC functional commissions and other intergovernmental bodies and forums, are invited to share relevant input and deliberations as they addresses goals and targets from the perspective of theme of the 2017 HLPF "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". All 17 SDGs wil be examined from the perspective of the theme. Additionally, the following SDGs will be discussed together with SDG 17: 1,2,3,5,9 and 14.

Inputs could follow the following template, inspired by the report of the Secretary-General on Critical milestones towards coherent, efficient and inclusive follow-up and review at the global level (A/70/684).

  • an assessment of the situation regarding the principle of "ensuring that no one is left behind" at the global level;
  • the identification of gaps, areas requiring urgent attention, risks and challenges;
  • valuable lessons learned on eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity;
  • emerging issues likely to affect the realisation of poverty eradication and achieving prosperity;
  • areas where political guidance by the high-level political forum is required;
  • policy recommendations on ways to accelerate progress for those at risk of being left behind.

Please click here to download the Letter of ECOSOC President to functional commissions and IG bodies_thematic reviews at 2017 HLPF.

Intergovernmental bodies & forums 2016
ECOSOC functional commissions and other intergovernmental bodies and forums, are invited to share relevant input and deliberations as they addresses goals and targets from the perspective of "Ensuring that no one is left behind". inputs could follow the following template, inspired by the report of the Secretary-General on Critical milestones towards coherent, efficient and inclusive follow-up and review at the global level (A/70/684).

  • an assessment of the situation regarding the principle of "ensuring that no one is left behind" at the global level;
  • the identification of gaps, areas requiring urgent attention, risks and challenges;
  • valuable lessons learned on ensuring that no one is left behind;
  • emerging issues likely to affect the realization of this principle;
  • areas where political guidance by the high-level political forum is required;
  • policy recommendations on ways to accelerate progress for those at risk of being left behind.

Outcome document:
Major groups & other stakeholders

In an innovative provision of the 2030 Agenda (para. 89), major groups and other relevant stakeholders were called upon to report on their contribution to implementation. That provision is particularly important for the voluntary reporting and accountability by non-governmental actors who manage significant resources or assets, and therefore play an important role in the achievement of individual Sustainable Development Goals and targets on the ground. These could include, for example, business, non-governmental organizations, specific partnerships and alliances, large cities, and others. To ensure comparability, reports from such stakeholders could build on a voluntary template based on existing tools and models.

Multi-stakeholder Partnerships & voluntary commitments

In an innovative provision of the 2030 Agenda (para. 89), major groups and other relevant stakeholders were called upon to report on their contribution to implementation. That provision is particularly important for the voluntary reporting and accountability by non-governmental actors who manage significant resources or assets, and therefore play an important role in the achievement of individual Sustainable Development Goals and targets on the ground. These could include, for example, business, non-governmental organizations, specific partnerships and alliances, large cities, and others. To ensure comparability, reports from such stakeholders could build on a voluntary template based on existing tools and models.

This section will feature inputs from multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments, generated from those partnerships that have submitted a progress report through the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.