|Formation||9 July 2013|
|Type||Intergovernmental organization, Regulatory body, Advisory board|
|Headquarters||New York, USA|
|United Nations Economic and Social Council |
United Nations General Assembly
|Website||HLPF on sustainabledevelopment.un.org|
The United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is a subsidiary body of both the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Economic and Social Council responsible for the entire organization's policy on sustainable development. It adopts negotiated declarations, reviews commitment and the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs or Global Goals). The Forum replaced the Commission on Sustainable Development on the 24 September 2013  Meetings of the Forum are open to all Member States of the United Nations.
As the Forum is held under the authority of both the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly, the body hosts two different types of meetings:
The HLPF was created with the aim to strengthen sustainable development governance at the United Nations. It works to achieve this through its mandate, which states the following in respect to sustainable development:
The Forum is responsible for the follow up and the review of progress of implementation of the following sustainable development commitments:
As well as the relevant outcomes of other United Nations summits and conferences.
Every year since 2013, the HLPF has held a session. The meetings are held in July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum took place virtually in 2020 for the first time.
|2021||ECOSOC||6-15 July 2021||"Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development"|||
|2020||ECOSOC||7-16 July 2020||"Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development" (due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum took place virtually in 2020 for the first time).|||
|2019||GA||24 Sep – 25 Sep||SDG Summit|||
|2019||ECOSOC||9 Jul – 18 Jul||Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality|||
|2018||ECOSOC||9 Jul – 18 Jul||"Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies"|||
|2017||ECOSOC||10 Jul – 19 Jul||Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world|||
|2016||ECOSOC||11 Jul - 20 Jul||Ensuring that no one is left behind|||
|2015||ECOSOC||26 Jun – 8 Jul||Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015|||
|2014||ECOSOC||30 Jun - 9 Jul||Achieving the MDGs and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the SDGs|||
|2013||GA||24 Sep||Building the future we want: from Rio+20 to the post-2015 development agenda|||
The HLPF has its origin in the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), which was created in 1992 to ensure follow-up of the Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). This Commission met a total of 20 times, with its last session on 20 September 2013.
At the 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, it was decided that the Commission would be replaced by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. This new Forum would meet under the auspices of both the Economic and Social Council, as well as the General Assembly. The Forum was formally created by Resolution 67/290 on 9 July 2013.
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