High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development – HLPF

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the United Nations’ main forum for addressing the global sustainable development agenda. The HLPF meets under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) every year, and under the auspices of the UNGA every four years.

In September 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Summit adopted “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” a package that includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, 169 targets, and a framework for follow-up and review of implementation. The 2030 Agenda calls on the HLPF to take on a central role in the follow-up and review process at the global level, to carry out voluntary state-led national reviews, and to provide a platform for partnerships.

Established in July 2013 by UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 67/290, the HLPF is one of the main outcomes of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), replacing the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).

Upcoming events

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2024)

Against a troubling geopolitical backdrop, the annual session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will convene under the theme “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises" while 38 countries will present SDG progress reports.
Event 8 July 2024 - 17 July 2024

Events

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High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2024)

Against a troubling geopolitical backdrop, the annual session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will convene under the theme “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises" while 38 countries will present SDG progress reports.
Event 8 July 2024 - 17 July 2024

High-Level Event on Ocean Action: Immersed in Change

The meeting in Costa Rica will facilitate exchange of best practices and successful experiences in ocean health and governance, in anticipation of the Third UN Ocean Conference to be held in France in June 2025.
Event 7 June 2024 - 8 June 2024

UN Summits Week 2023

Marking the halfway point to the 2030 Agenda, the SDG Summit and the Climate Ambition Summit aim to provide renewed impetus for accelerating the pace of change in the fields of sustainable development and climate action, respectively.
Event 18 September 2023 - 20 September 2023

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2023)

Participants acknowledged that at the mid-point of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we are offtrack. They called on everyone to rally in the second half to achieve the Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, overcoming the setbacks caused by climate change, conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic, and debt.
Event 10 July 2023 - 19 July 2023

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2022)

“Our world is in deep trouble—and so too are the Sustainable Development Goals,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, setting the tone for this year’s review of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at a time of significant international crisis, uncertainty, and upheaval.
Event 5 July 2022 - 15 July 2022

SDG Moment 2021

Calls for transformational and generational change to realize the Sustainable Development Goals permeated the day-long virtual gathering, which featured a refreshing new format.
Event 20 September 2021

2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2021)

“Let us renew our determination to build a strong, sustainable, and inclusive recovery from the pandemic, and to take decisive action together to defeat the climate crisis and keep the promise of the 2030 Agenda,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Event 6 July 2021 - 15 July 2021

SDG Moment 2020

The SDG Moment was convened virtually by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to identify changes needed to recover better from COVID-19 and deliver the SDGs over the next decade. A “reality check” on progress on the SDGs was followed by a session on SDG gaps and plans, with interventions by 21 nominated Heads of State and Government. Contributions from stakeholders then addressed finance for the decade, climate solutions, and inequality.  
Event 18 September 2020

2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020)

Given the considerable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human health and the global economy, this year’s meeting convened on the originally planned dates but was held virtually. The agenda was adjusted to focus on the potential impact of the pandemic on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
Event 7 July 2020 - 16 July 2020