(Ministerial days from 18 – 20 July 2016)
2016 theme: Ensuring that no one is left behind
The HLPF is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. HLPF 2016 will be the first HLPF after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.The forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to start effectively delivering on its mandates to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.
Side events sponsored by Governments, UN system and other inter-governmental organizations, Major Groups and other stakeholders will be held during the 2016 Meeting of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The HLPF – related side events will take place at the UN Headquarters from 11 to 20 July 2016 in the margins of the official meetings 1:15 – 2:30 PM and 6:15 – 7:30 PM.Entities interested in organizing side events can send their proposals no later than 1 June 2016. For guidelines for organizers of side events, please click here.
The forum is mandated to conduct national reviews and thematic reviews of the implementation of the Agenda, with inputs from other intergovernmental bodies and forums, relevant UN entities, regional processes, major groups and other stakeholders. The national reviews will provide a platform for partnerships.