High Level Political Forum

“The United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) was mandated in 2012 by the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).  The format and organizational aspects of the HLPF are outlined in  General Assembly resolution 67/290.

The HLPF meets every year under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, and every fourth year, it also meets under the auspices of the General Assembly.  The goal of the HLPF is to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The HLPF convenes “thematic sessions” and considers the Voluntary National Reviews submitted by Member States.  The outcome of the HLPF is a “Ministerial Declaration” .

Detailed information on all sessions of  the HLPF is here:  https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

        1. The 2024 HLPF (https://hlpf.un.org/2024) will take place, in person, from 8 July to 17 July, with the theme “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises:  the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions”.  The 2024 HLPF will also review in-depth:
          1. Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere; 
          2. Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture; 
          3. Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; 
          4. Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels; and 
          5. Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

2. The countries presenting Voluntary National Reviews are:   ArgentinaArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelizeBrazilChadColombiaCongo (Republic of the)Costa RicaEcuadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaGeorgiaGuineaGuinea BissauHondurasKenyaLao People's Democratic RepublicLibyaMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesia (Federated States of)NamibiaNepalOmanPalauPeruSamoaSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSouth AfricaSouth SudanSpainSyrian Arab RepublicUgandaVanuatuYemenZimbabwe

3.  Information on the program and other events related to the 2024 HLPF is available here:  (https://hlpf.un.org/2024).


       The Stakeholder Group on Ageing facilitates annual participation of its members in preparatory events leading up to the HLPF and during the HLPF itself.