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Latin America and the Caribbean in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

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Latin America and the Caribbean in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Integrated by the Member States of the United Nations, the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was created as the central intergovernmental forum for the global monitoring and review of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It replaces the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and provides political leadership, guidance and recommendations for the implementation, review and monitoring of this agenda.

Since its first session in 2013, the HLPF convenes state ministers every year under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and brings together Heads of State every four years under the auspices of the General Assembly to promote sustainable development. Each year includes a series of parallel events and exchanges that motivate multi-stakeholder alliances to showcase their work and create innovative solutions. The year 2019 is of particular relevance for the monitoring and review of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs, since both the HLPF under the auspices of ECOSOC and the SDG Summit under the auspices of the General Assembly will take place, the latter bringing together the Heads of State to discuss the progress and challenges faced in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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Year

HLPF 2013

HLPF 2014

HLPF 2015

HLPF 2016

HLPF 2017

HLPF 2018

 HLPF 2019

Theme

 Achieving the MDGs and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the SDGsStrengthening integration, implementation and review – the HLPF after 2015.

Ensuring that no one is left behind.

Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.

Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.

Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.

Result

Summary of the first meeting of the HLPF 2013.

Ministerial Declaration HLPF 2014.

HLPF 2015 and ECOSOC High-level Segment 2015.

Ministerial Declaration HLPF 2015.

 

The HLPF 2016 resulted in a  Ministerial Declaration.

ECOSOC in turn issued an event report.

The HLPF 2017 resulted in a  Ministerial Declaration.

ECOSOC in turn issued an event report.

The HLPF 2018 resulted in a  Ministerial Declaration.

The HLPF 2019 resulted in a  President Summary.

Participation ECLAC

  

Presentation of the document "The United Nations regional commissions and the post-2015 development agenda: Moving to deliver on a transformative and ambitious agenda" during the dialogue of the Executive Secretaries

 

Presentation by the Executive Secretary in the Plenary

Presentation by the Executive Secretary in the Plenary

Presentation by the Executive Secretary in the Plenary

Numéro de Informes Nacionales Voluntarios de América Latina y el Caribe

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11

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 4

Convocatoria

Under the auspices of the General Assembly

Under the auspices of ECOSOC

Under the auspices of ECOSOC

Under the auspices of ECOSOC

Under the auspices of ECOSOC

Under the auspices of ECOSOC

Under the auspices of ECOSOC

See the timeline of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The Voluntary National Reviews (VNR)

As part of its monitoring and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda encourages member states to conduct periodic and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and subnational levels, which are led by countries. The presentations of these national reviews are an essential part of the HLPF. As specified in the 2030 Agenda, the voluntary national reviews (VNR) presented during the HLPF are led by member states, carried out by both developed and developing countries, and provide a platform for partnerships, including through participation and interaction with major groups and other relevant actors and stakeholders.

The objective of the VNR is then to facilitate the exchange of experiences among peers, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNR is also a valuable mechanism to coordinate and strengthen the policies and institutions of governments and mobilize multi-stakeholder support and build partnerships for the implementation of the SDGs.

The VNR in Latin America and the Caribbean

In Latin America and the Caribbean, 21 countries in the region presented their VNR to the HLPF in New York between 2016 and 2019, including five countries that submitted their VNR twice (Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay). Consult the map below to find the links to these reports by country.