The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development last year marked a watershed year for sustainable development. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets are expected to stimulate action over the upcoming years in areas of critical importance for people and the planet. The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), meeting under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly, is the UN’s central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
The Forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress of the SDGs; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.
To stay updated on the event via social media, follow the hashtag #HLPF2016. A new app has also been launched to help participants and others who are interested in the event, stay updated what’s happening at the HLPF. The app “HLPF” can be downloaded via the App Store (https://goo.gl/rDvfka
) or via Google Play (https://goo.gl/myLaER
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