The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) provides a platform with the power to take stock and galvanize global action in achieving the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. 

Under the theme of Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality, HLPF 2019 will review national-level progress on SDG 16 on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, in addition to SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequality), SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 17 (Partnerships) through this year’s Voluntary National Reviews. Fifty-one countries (10 for the second time), have registered to present. 

HLPF 2019, and the subsequent SDG Summit provides an opportunity to take stock of progress made and steps to be taken, galvanize political will in support of SDG 16+, commit to action going forward, and further the movement for societies free from fear and violence.

With member states, civil society, the UN, private sector and many others taking part, HLPF 2019 provides a critical opportunity to come together as a growing community of champions to not only influence the global conversation, but also demonstrate the power, potential and impact of SDG 16+ on everyday lives.