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UN forum that monitors implementation of the 2030 Agenda to meet in New York

With the theme “Ensuring that no one is left behind,” this will be the first meeting of the Platform since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda

By Amanda Proetti, Abong

The session of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will take place from July 11th to 22nd in New York.

Made up of Member States and members of the specialized agencies, the HLPF is a United Nations (UN) platform for follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the so-called 2030 Agenda – a UN sustainable development agenda designed for the next 15 years, including 17 Goals and 169 targets.

With the theme “Ensuring that no one is left behind”, this will be the first meeting of the Platform since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda during the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations, held in September 2015.

This session of the HLPF, which ends with the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to start delivering on its mandate to promote political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and follow-up, as well as tracking the progress of the Agenda, encouraging coherent policies, and addressing new issues.

The 22 participating countries will discuss and make thematic reviews of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, including cross-cutting issues, supported by reviews by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) functional commissions and other intergovernmental organizations and forums.
The agenda of the HLPF will also include a number of parallel events involving partnership exchanges and training sessions on the ODS.

Participation in the HLPF is open to civil society through Major Groups and other stakeholders (MGoS). Major Groups refers to nine sectors of society identified by the UN as the main channels through which broad participation would be facilitated in UN activities related to sustainable development: Women; Children and Youth; Indigenous Peoples; Non-Governmental Organizations; Local Authorities; Workers and Trade Unions; Business and Industry; Scientific and Technological Community, and Farmers.

All stakeholders are invited to organize side events and record multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments in support of the ODS.

Login here to the online review platform dedicated to compiling voluntary inputs from countries participating in the voluntary national reviews of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, as well as other voluntary governmental inputs, and inputs from ECOSOC functional commissions and other intergovernmental bodies and forums. The platform also includes contributions from Major Groups and other Stakeholders and contributions from multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments.

For the schedule of the HLPF and other information, go here.