High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development or HLPF replaced the Commission on Sustainable Development on the 24th September 2013 [1] after the last session of the Commission on Sustainable Development 20 years. [2]

It meets Both under the General Assembly every four years and the ECOSOC in other years with technical, ministerial and high-level segments. Its meetings are held in July. It adopts negotiated declarations, reviews commitment and the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .

The HLPF Was share of the agreement Following The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio + 20 gold with the aim to Strengthen Sustainable Development Governance at the United Nations It has the mandate [3] to:

  • provide political leadership and recommendations for sustainable development,
  • follow-up and review progress
  • to improve the integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development,
  • have a focused, dynamic and action-oriented agenda,
  • consider new and emerging sustainable development challenges,
  • from 2016 on the functions of the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Reviews on the post-MDG / Sustainable Development goals.

The forum meets:

  • Every year at the level of Heads of State and Government under the auspices of the General Assembly
  • every year under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council-for eight days, including a three-day ministerial segment

In keeping with this meeting, 100-page reports are published, starting with a prototype report in 2014, with a call for contributions to the 2015 version. [4]

See also

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
  • Earth Summit
    • Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
    • Agenda 21
  • Durban III The conference opened on 22 September 2011
  • Planetary boundaries


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  4. Jump up^ The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) will take a broad view, Adopting an “assessment-of-assessments approach”[1]

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