United Nations High-level Political Forum

Founded in 2012 by the document came out of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and having replaced the Commission for Sustainable Development which had been founded in the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 1992, the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is a subsidiary body of both the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations, and mainly focuses on the sustainable development policy of the entire organization. The aspects and the format of the Forum were delineated in General Assembly resolution 67/290. The forum meets annually for eight days under the auspices of the ECOSOC, including a three-day ministerial segment and every four years under the auspices of the General Assembly at the level of Heads of State and Government for 2 days.

The main body of the United Nations on sustainable development is HLPF and the Forum has a major role in the review and the follow-up of the establishment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at a global level.

Agenda Item: Recognizing and addressing new and emerging sustainable development challenges

Under Secretary-General: Haluk ERENLER