15 February 2024 New York City, US
First Informal Consultation on ECOSOC and HLPF Reviews

The first informal consultation on the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) reviews will provide Member States with an outline of the proposed approach, time, and plans for consultations. Delegations will have an opportunity to make general interventions on the substantive issues that they would like to see in a zero draft.

In resolutions 75/290 A and B, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) decided to conduct reviews of the arrangements during its 78th session, with the aim of learning from relevant processes under the UNGA and ECOSOC related to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and from previous HLPF cycles.

The UNGA President appointed Paul Goa Zoumanigui, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Guinea to the UN, and Sanita Pavfuta-Deslandes, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Latvia to the UN, to co-facilitate the intergovernmental negotiations on the process.

In particular, the informal consultation will reflect on the following topics:

  • Member States’ priorities for the reviews of the arrangements contained in Resolutions 75/290 A and B;
  • How to build on the SDG Summit and the preparatory process of the Summit of the Future to strengthen ECOSOC and accelerate coordinated implementation of the 2030 Agenda;
  • How to ensure better engagement, interaction, and follow-up to harness ECOSOC and the ECOSOC systems’ potential;
  • How to mobilize the HLPF to achieve maximum progress on the SDGs, recognizing the fast-approaching target year of 2030; and
  • The best approach for selecting annual themes for ECOSOC and HLPF for 2025-2027, and the set of SDGs to be reviewed at the HLPF.

 A second consultation will convene on 7 March 2024.

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date: 15 February 2024
location: New York City, US
www: https://www.un.org/pga/wp-content/uploads/sites/108/2024/01/First-Letter-of-CoF-Reviews-of-ECOSOC-and-HLPF-1.pdf

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