27 June 2019

2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development will be held from 9-18 July at UN Headquarters in New York under the theme Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality.  

The establishment of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was mandated in 2012 by the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), "The Future We Want". In accordance with paragraph 84. of the 2030 Agenda, Member States decided that the HLPF shall carry out regular voluntary reviews of the 2030 Agenda which will include developed and developing countries as well as relevant UN entities and other stakeholders.

In 2019, 47 countries have volunteered to present their national voluntary reviews to the HLPF. The reviews are state-led, involving ministerial and other relevant high-level participants, and provide a platform for partnerships, including through the participation of major groups and other relevant stakeholders.

The HLPF is the central platform for reviewing and following up on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs at the global level, and it aims to:

  • Provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda;
  • Track progress on implementation;
  • Spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences;
  • Enhance the integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development;
  • Address new and emerging issues;
  • Strengthen the science-policy interface

The set of goals to be reviewed in depth are SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), in addition to SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) which is reviewed each year.

The program will include reviews, debates and discussions. You can find more details here.