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 sessions of  the HLPF is here:  https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

               1) The 2022 HLPF (https://hlpf.un.org/2022) – 5-15 July 2022, has the theme “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing                   the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” will be reviewing:

SDG 4 – ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

SDG 5 – achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

SDG 14 – conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

SDG 15 – protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

SDG 17 – strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

2) The executive summary of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing’s  “Discussion Paper” can be found here: https://hlpf.un.org/sites/default/files/2022-06/EHLPF20222_0.pdf.

             3) The official session of the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders was held on 12 July 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

             4) A major component of the HLPF is the review of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs).  This year, there are 44 countries presenting their VNRs of their                   implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development . 11 countries will present for the 1st time, 28 for the 2nd time, 3 for the 3rd time, and 2                   countries for the 4th time.  Information here:  https://hlpf.un.org/2022/vnrs

            5) All official sessions of the HLPF will be accessible through UN WebTV:  http://webtv.un.org

            6) SGA SIDE EVENT - The Stakeholder Group on Ageing’s side event on “Older Women in Crises: invisible among the most vulnerable” was held on 14 July                  2022

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