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High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The  United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level.

The establishment of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was mandated in 2012 by the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), "The Future We Want".

The Forum meets annually under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council for eight days, including a three-day ministerial segment and every four years at the level of Heads of State and Government under the auspices of the General Assembly for two days.

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice provide regularly substantive inputs to the HLPF showcasing the intergovernmental bodies' contribution towards the 2030 Agenda in general, and particularly for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and respective targets that are substantial to their mandate.

High Level Political Forum 2021

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2021 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held under the theme "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development".

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice provide substantive inputs to the 2021 HLPF showcasing the intergovernmental bodies' contribution towards the 2030 Agenda in general, and particularly for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and respective targets that are substantial to their mandate.

On 7 July, the CND and the CCPCJ organized, together with the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations (New York), an online side event during the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The side event focused on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Drugs and Crime - Sustainable and resilient recovery through the lenses of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice”. More information on the side event can be found here.

High-level Political Forum 2020


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