HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
9 July 2019 - 16 July 2019
The 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the global forum for reviewing successes, challenges and lessons learned on achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the <strong> 16-17 May 2019, Stockholm, Sweden </strong><br>Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019, with the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum convened jointly with the high-level segment of the Council from 16 July to 18 July 2019. The theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality“.
The forum was established by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. It is to promote and review the implementation of sustainable development and to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations. Among other functions, the HLPF plays a central role in overseeing a network of follow-up and review processes at the global level, working coherently with the General Assembly, ECOSOC and other relevant organs and forums, in accordance with existing mandates. The HLPF facilitates sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, and provides political leadership, guidance and recommendations for followup.