High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)
The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform dealing with sustainable development, and was formally established in July 2013. It meets every year under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, and every four years under the auspices of the General Assembly. Please read more about the HLPF here.
Major Groups and other stakeholders engagement in the HLPF
Major Groups and other stakeholders have been granted comprehensive participatory opportunities in the HLPF through the UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/67/290.

Paragraph 15 of the Resolution states that, while retaining the intergovernmental character of the HLPF, Major Groups representatives and other relevant stakeholders shall be allowed to:

  • Attend all official meetings of the forum;
  • Have access to all official information and documents;
  • Intervene in official meetings;
  • Submit documents and present written and oral contributions;
  • Make recommendations;
  • Organize side events and round tables, in cooperation with Member States and the Secretariat;

Additionally, the Resolution encourages Major Groups and other stakeholders, such as private philanthropic organizations, educational and academic entities, persons with disabilities, volunteer groups and other stakeholders active in areas related to sustainable development, to autonomously establish and maintain effective coordination mechanisms for participation in the HLPF and for actions derived from that participation at the global, regional and national levels, in a way that ensures effective, broad and balanced participation by region and by type of organization.