The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.
The HLPF takes place in New York from July 11th – 20th with Ministerial days from 18th – 20th.
The Forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to start effectively delivering on its mandates to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.
What will happen during HLPF in 2016?
HLPF in 2016 is the first since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The session will include voluntary reviews of 22 countries and thematic reviews of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, including cross-cutting issues, supported by reviews by the ECOSOC functional commissions and other inter-governmental bodies and forums. HLPF will also include a range of side events, a Partnership Exchange event, and SDGs Learning, Training and Practice sessions.
You can check out the programme here.
Action for Sustainable Development (@action4sd) has prepared a user guide for the HLPF: http://action4sd.org/user-guide-for-the-high-level-political-forum/ to help stakeholders engage in the process both in person and remotely. There is also an opportunity to mobilize digitally to show governments that we are watching their progress on implementing the sustainable development agenda.
Please find a digital toolkit here, where you can access key messages, social media suggestions and graphics that you can share and edit to your local language.
More information can be found here: www.action4sd.org