Publication Launch: Stakeholder Forum’s First sdg2030 Series Report – The Future of the High-level Political Forum: Fit for Purpose?

Please join us on Monday, 14 September for a 30-minute Stakeholder Forum Webinar to announce the publication of our first sdg2030 Series report: The Future of the High-level Political Forum – Fit for Purpose?

The future of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) has been a matter of debate since it was created out of Rio+20, and before the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals. The resolution establishing the HLPF agreed to a review of it in 2020. This has now been moved to the autumn of 2021.

With this webinar, Stakeholder Forum launches a summary document outlining the ideas presented during the 13 July 2020 ‘Pop-up Side Event’ at the 2020 HLPF: ‘Lessons from the Proposal for a Sustainable Development Council for the UN General Assembly (from Rio+20) for the Future of the High-level Political Forum.’

The report captures the inputs from the speakers and respondents from the ‘Pop-Up’ event, all of whom were active during Rio+20 and the creation of the HLPF.

Our speakers were Jan-Gustav Strandenaes and Mohamed Khalil, and our respondents were Paula Caballero, Albert Butare, and Marianne Beisheim.

By looking at the ideas suggested then, we hope it offers insights for the negotiations over the Future of the HLPF during the next fifteen months.

The report will be introduced by Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Senior Advisor, Stakeholder Forum

Moderator: Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor, the University of North Carolina