National Councils for Sustainable Development Workshop at HLPF 2019

We would like to bring your attention to a workshop on 8 July 2019, the day before the July 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development meeting at the United Nations in New York, organized by Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), and co-sponsored by UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

Workshop Programme

The workshop is intended for representatives from established National Councils for Sustainable Development and other types of multi-stakeholder platforms at global, national and sub-national levels, as well as some Governments who have multi-stakeholder platforms.

The workshop aims to:

  1. Initiate a global dialogue to exchange experiences, lessons learned, identify good practice, and reveal gaps in cross-sectoral and cross-governance exchange that could be more effectively addressed by councils and platforms at all levels; and
  2. Assess how National Councils for Sustainable Development and other types of multi-stakeholder platforms can help countries and governments deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In addition, we would like to consider the presentation of a Global Platform of Councils for Sustainable Development and similar bodies at the SDG Summit in September 2019. In support of this idea, the workshop organizers want to determine whether there is sufficient interest in such a platform on the part of the UN Member States and other stakeholders.

If you are a representative of an established council or another type of multi-stakeholder sustainable development platform, or a delegate from a government with such a multi-stakeholder platform, and scheduled to attend the July HLPF session, please  express your interest to Charles Nouhan at, including your organizational affiliation, role, and your official title.

Depending on the room capacity and the number of other invited participants, we will inform you if you would be able to attend the workshop.  For those with a stake in this subject but unable to attend, we will compile an email list from which to distribute the workshop report later in July.

Thank you.