High-level Political Forum 2018
Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies
Monday, July 9, 2018 to Wednesday, July 18, 2018
New York

HLPF 2018

In preparation for the 2018 session of the UN High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF), five Regional Forums on Sustainable Development (RFSD) convened to follow up on and review progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The RFSDs offered an opportunity for countries to share lessons learned, best practices and challenges in implementing the SDGs, and to identify conclusions and recommendations, providing regional-level input to discussions at the 2018 session of the HLPF.
The 2018 HLPF will review implementation of SDGs 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 15 (life on land) and 17 (partnerships for the Goals). As noted in a Linkages Update editor’s note, in reviewing this set of Goals, participants will be able to reflect on over two years of efforts to implement the Goals, which could yield deeper insights and more concrete experiences and lessons than at the 2017 HLPF.