The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. HLPF 2016 will be the first HLPF after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will have 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. It will facilitate sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, and provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations for follow-up. It will also promote system-wide coherence and coordination of sustainable development policies. It should ensure that the Agenda remains relevant and ambitious and focus on the assessment of progress, achievements and challenges faced by developed and developing countries as well as new and emerging issues.
Paragraph 90 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda requested the Secretary-General, in consultation with Member States, to prepare a report for consideration at the current 70th session of the General Assembly in preparation for the 2016 meeting of the HLPF, which outlines critical milestones towards coherent, efficient and inclusive follow-up and review at the global level.