Sustainable Development Governance


The High-level Political Forum on sustainable development is the main United Nations platform dealing with sustainable development. It provides political leadership and guidance; follows up and review progress in implementing sustainable development commitments and addresses new and emerging sustainable development challenges; enhances the integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

The High-level Political Forum meets:

The Forum adopts negotiated declarations. It replaces the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).

Position Papers

Below are a number of papers which will help to inform on our positions ahead of the Second Meeting of the High Level Political Forum

Only the “MGCY on HLPF” paper is official UN MGCY, the others are intended to help inform participants.

Our position paper ahead of the second meeting of the High Level Political Forum can be found here:  MGCY on HLPF

A one page Key Lobby Points paper will be added here before the start of the HLPF: MGCYPrioritiesforHLPF

Paper for the UN by Stakeholder Forum’s Jan Gustav Strandenaes: Participatory democracy – HLPF laying the basis for sustainable development governance in the 21st Century

Talking points in favour of a High Commissioner for Future Generations, paper explaining the thinking behind our lobby point: Talking Points In Favour of a High Commissioner for Future Generations

Basic facts about Universal Peer Review from UNCHR -Here

Latest News

We have been active in the Post 2015/SDG process. You can read the latest news from our activities in this process -Here

Deputy Organising Partners

Each of our groups is lead by two coordinators who are called “Deputy Organising Partners” or “Global Focal Points”. They are selected by the Working Group themselves and hold the role on a personal mandate. We have listed here the organisations that they are involved in for clarity and the regions of the world they come from.

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