The 2021 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will be the ninth session of the HLPF. Logistical information on the meetings is available here.
The HLPF is the main UN platform on sustainable development. It has a central role in the follow-up and review of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All UN Member States as well as representatives from civil society organizations participate in the HLPF, which meets under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
A key feature of the annual HLPF session is the presentation of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). In 2021, 43 countries plan to present VNRs and discuss their progress and challenges in implementing the SDGs.
The 2021 HLPF will also hold in-depth reviews of nine SDGs: Goal 1 (no poverty), Goal 2 (zero hunger), Goal 3 (good health and well-being), Goal 8 (decent work and economic growth), Goal 10 (reduced inequalities), Goal 12 (responsible consumption and production), Goal 13 (climate action), Goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), and Goal 17 (partnership for the Goals).
dates: 6-15 July 2021
location: New York City, US