High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

UN process

The first meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development took place on 24 September 2013. It replaced the Commission on Sustainable Development, which had met annually since 1993.

The Forum meets annually under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council for eight days, including a three-day ministerial segment, and every four years at the level of Heads of State and Government under the auspices of the General Assembly for two days.

The HLPF is the United Nations‘ main platform for sustainable development and plays a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. General Assembly resolution 70/299 provides further guidance for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

The task of the Forum is to adopt the policy statements negotiated between states.

Background

Challenges & Barriers, Opportunities & Solutions