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

The 2021 HLPF will be discussing:

SDG 1 -  end poverty in all its forms everywhere

SDG 2 -  end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

SDG 3 -  ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

SDG 8 -  promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

SDG 10 – reduce inequality within and among countries

SDG 12 – ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

SDG 13 – take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 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

SDG 17 - strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global partnership for Sustainable Development

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