The High-level political forum (HLPF) for sustainable development is the UN forum for global monitoring of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) summarized briefly :
- The HLPF is designed as a forum for States and actors to meet and exchange good practices for the implementation of the SDGs.
- It meets in New York under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) every year and every four years under the auspices of the UN General Assembly at the heads of state and government level.
- It is organized in two stages: a technical segment for discussions and preparations among experts, followed by a ministerial segment. The « Voluntary national reviews », which present the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by each State, are the highlight of the ministerial segment.
- « Parallel events » as well as « special events » are organized throughout the Forum on specific topics related to specific aspects of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
- Every four years, Heads of State and Government meet under the auspices of the UN General Assembly
Each year, the HLPF examines actions to achieve certain certain particular Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as SDG 17, dedicated to the implementation of the other 16 goals and related to partnerships.
France presented its approach to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through the realization of a Voluntary national review at the first FPHN organized in 2016. It has thus contributed, alongside 21 other pioneer States, to reinforcing the importance of the Forum’s role and the 2030 Agenda’s dynamic.
Informed by consultations with civil society, the report presented at the 2016 FPHN provides an initial assessment of the implementation of each of the 17 goals in France, identifying the main issues and challenges, the priorities of government action and good practices, in a knowledge-sharing spirit.
In 2017, the Forum’s theme was to « eradicate poverty and promote prosperity in a changing world. »
The 6 goals in focus were SDG 1 (Poverty) – SDG 2 (Food and Agriculture) – SDG 3 (Health and Well-being) –SDG 5 (Gender Equality) – SDG 9 (Infrastructure) – SDG 14 (Life in Water) as well as SDG 17 (Partnerships) which is reviewed annually.