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HLPF Update

We have received the following updates in relation to the HLPF from Gwilym Roberts-Harry, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs on  Registration; the ;Political Declaration; SDG Summit & HLPF Political Declaration – Share your input; Paragraph 89 Reports – A/RES/70/1; and Side Events 

1 Registration

Registration is now open for the 2019 HLPF. All the information can be found at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2019 under the ‘Registration and Info’ tab.

This page includes an Information Note for Participants. The ‘Preparation’ tab has presentations, webinars and further information on engaging with the HLPF in the past.

Deadline to register: 15 June 2019

2 Political Declaration

First Informal Meeting on the Political Declaration | Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | 10 am | Economic and Social Council Chamber

The meeting is open to MGoS with valid ground pass. There will be no interpretation.

Second Informal Meeting on the Political Declaration | Wednesday, 22 May 2019 | TBA | Conference room 2

The meeting is open to MGoS with valid ground pass. Co-facilitators will share a zero draft in advance of the meeting.

There will be interpretation in all six UN languages.

Informal Informals 1 | Friday, 7 June 2019 | 3pm | Conference Room 11

The meetings will be announced in the Journal.

The negotiations as per co-facilitators decision will be open to MGoS and meetings will be announced in the Journal.

Informal Informals 2  |  Wednesday, 12 June 2019  |  10am & 3pm  |  Conference Room 6

Please see above.

3 SDG Summit & HLPF Political Declaration – Share your input

On 24 and 25 September 2019, the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will meet at summit level under the auspices of the General Assembly to review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The General Assembly decided in 2013 that the meeting will result in a concise negotiated political declaration to be submitted for the consideration of the Assembly. The questions below are provided to help guide the contributions of stakeholders and will be summarized and brought to the attention of the Co-Facilitators.

Link to share input: https://forms.gle/pe3jj8E1PTWz2kxS9

Deadline for submissions:  31 May 2019

4 Paragraph 89 Reports – A/RES/70/1

As we all prepare for the 2019 High-Level Political Forum, DESA would like to remind you of the reports you are invited to prepare on Major Groups and other Stakeholders’ contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda as stipulated in paragraph 89 of the 2030 Agenda (A/RES/70/1). 

Please find more information on the nature of these reports below:

  • Reports can be submitted on behalf of an organization, constituency, partnership, etc., and should address initiatives contributing to the implementation of the SDGs;

  • Reports are not official documents and are published on the HLPF website in their original language;

  • There is no word count for the reports and they are received and published on a rolling basis. A proposal for voluntary common guidelines for MGoS to report to the HLPF on their implementation of the 2030 Agenda can be found here. This document was produced by MGoS as the outcome of an Expert Group Meeting entitled HLPF 2016: Shaping the reporting by Major Groups and Other Stakeholders on their contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda;

  • The reports are posted on the HLPF website under the “inputs” tab.

While we receive these reports on a rolling basis, we encourage you to submit your inputs by 1 June in order to most effectively feed into the 2019 HLPF.

Please submit the reports to hlpf@un.org and CC tomos.roberts-harry@un.org with the subject line “Paragraph 89 report by MGoS [Insert the name of your constituency/ organization]”

5 Side Events

The deadline for official HLPF Side Events has now closed. The applications are currently being processed with allocation expected towards the end of May.

We appreciate your patience with regard to this matter.