Briefing Note on the Second Session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

In preperation for the second session of the High-Level Political Forum, scheduled from 30 June - 8 July, 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York, Stakeholder Forum has produced a briefing note on the body's role, remit, schedule of work and means of stakeholder engagement. This informative document will help interested stakeholders become familiar with the HLPF, which will act as the new institutional home and highest level body for sustainable development within the UN system. Download the briefing note here.

Next dates and programme for second High Level Political Forum meeting

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) will hold it's second meeting on agenda setting for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at UN Headquarters in New York, 30 June - 9 July, with evening meetings on 30 June and 1 July. It will be the first meeting overseen by The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Latest input into the Open Working Group on SDGs

The UN Division for Sustainable Development has issued a compilation of Major Groups' input into the Open Working Groups (OWG) 11th session. The statements and input documented detail stakeholders' suggested additions to the Working Document and amendments to proposed goals and targets.

Summary of the 11th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals held its 11th session from the 5-9 May at the UN Headquarters in New York. On the last day of the five day meeting delegates commented on several focus areas: Means of implementation (MOI)/Global partnership for sustainable development; and Peaceful and inclusive societies, rule of law and capable institutions.

Expert Group Meeting discusses HLPF’s role in effective agenda setting for sustainable development

On the 30 April-1 May, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) held a meeting on agenda setting for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at UN Headquarters in New York.